I just encountered something that is not what I would expect. I overrode an accessor method in my model class and within this method I did a "super" call which failed. Of couse my real method would be doing more but here is the basic code that shows the problem:
class Word < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :verse belongs_to :grammar_tense_code
def grammar_tense_code obj = super end end
In my view I call: <td><%= word.grammar_tense_code.descr %></td>
The error message I get is: "super: no superclass method `grammar_tense_code'".
I realize there is no real 'grammar_tense_code' method and that rails handles this for me. BUT, I would have expected the message to be passed up the chain and handled by Rails active record code which would read the database. This is typical oo behavior. Does anybody know what is happening here and how to work around it?
(Incidentally, if I remove this method everything works fine. Rails retrieves the object from the database and gives me it's "descr" attribute.)