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Base class for AggregateReflection and AssociationReflection. Objects of AggregateReflection and AssociationReflection are returned by the Reflection::ClassMethods.

MacroReflection
  AggregateReflection
  AssociationReflection
    ThroughReflection
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Attributes
[R] active_record
[R] macro

Returns the macro type.

composed_of :balance, class_name: 'Money' returns :composed_of has_many :clients returns :has_many

[R] name

Returns the name of the macro.

composed_of :balance, class_name: 'Money' returns :balance has_many :clients returns :clients

[R] options

Returns the hash of options used for the macro.

composed_of :balance, class_name: 'Money' returns { class_name: "Money" } has_many :clients returns {}

[R] scope
Class Public methods
new(macro, name, scope, options, active_record)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/reflection.rb, line 116
def initialize(macro, name, scope, options, active_record)
  @macro         = macro
  @name          = name
  @scope         = scope
  @options       = options
  @active_record = active_record
  @klass         = options[:class]
  @plural_name   = active_record.pluralize_table_names ?
                      name.to_s.pluralize : name.to_s
end
Instance Public methods
==(other_aggregation)

Returns true if self and other_aggregation have the same name attribute, active_record attribute, and other_aggregation has an options hash assigned to it.

# File activerecord/lib/active_record/reflection.rb, line 150
def ==(other_aggregation)
  super ||
    other_aggregation.kind_of?(self.class) &&
    name == other_aggregation.name &&
    !other_aggregation.options.nil? &&
    active_record == other_aggregation.active_record
end
autosave=(autosave)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/reflection.rb, line 127
def autosave=(autosave)
  @automatic_inverse_of = false
  @options[:autosave] = autosave
end
class_name()

Returns the class name for the macro.

composed_of :balance, class_name: 'Money' returns 'Money' has_many :clients returns 'Client'

# File activerecord/lib/active_record/reflection.rb, line 144
def class_name
  @class_name ||= (options[:class_name] || derive_class_name).to_s
end
klass()

Returns the class for the macro.

composed_of :balance, class_name: 'Money' returns the Money class has_many :clients returns the Client class

# File activerecord/lib/active_record/reflection.rb, line 136
def klass
  @klass ||= class_name.constantize
end