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#1 CJRoman



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Posted 03 February 2014 - 05:31 AM

Hello everyone!


I have strange problem. Here is the code: 




class ItServiceJob < ActiveRecord::Base
TYPES = [["Important", 0], ["Not important", 1], ["SERGEY", 2]]

belongs_to :user

view (haml): 


  %div{:role => "main", :class => "ui-content"}
    - job_types = ItServiceJob::TYPES
    - job_types.pop if (!can?(:manage, :it_service) || !can?(:born, :sergey))
    = job_types
    = form_for ItServiceJob.new, url: "#" do |f|
        = f.label :type
        = f.select :type, job_types

Now, when I refresh the page every time, the array pops one by one item and finally get empty! But, why? Why the constant changes, not variable? What I'm doing wrong?

#2 Lauree



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Posted 09 May 2014 - 11:21 AM

Hi CJRoman,


When you are writing job_types = ItServiceJob::TYPES that means you actually giving another reference job_types to the array referred by ItServiceJob::TYPES constant.


In that case when you are updating job_types the array referred by ItServiceJob::TYPES will also be updating as job_types and ItServiceJob::TYPES are now referring to same array.


You can use Array.new as followed for creating a new array with the same elements as ItServiceJob::TYPES:

- job_types = Array.new(ItServiceJob::TYPES)



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