Creating a controller filter that accepts a parameter is less than obvious as I found today while trying to add more than basic authentication to a controller.
Turns out that you need to do it like this :
before_filter :only => [:create, :update, :destroy] do |controller| controller.filter_function(parameter) end
rather than allowing a parameters array to pass into the before_filter function which would be nice.
Hi. After reading your post I came out with:
How do you like it? Why doesn’t Rails provide such method out of the box?
One might also add :parameterized_before_filter directly to ActionController::Base, or even replace the original :before_filter (using :alias_method_chain).
Thanks for sharing the tip.
I fixed your comment 🙂 WordPress was obviously screwing up your previous attempts.
The parameterized_before_filter is great much more thought out than my simple attempt.
I’m not sure why rails doesn’t provide such a method already as it is pretty useful, i guess though that ruby lets you do it pretty easily anyway if in a non newbie friendly way. If you find out the reason please let me know.