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    • CommentAuthorJeff

    Hello all again,

    I was following this tutorial, www.aidanf.net/rails_user_authentication_tutorial and he utilizes a ruby native property of attr_accessor (which sets getters and setters). But what is interesting is how the model treats them as almost normal properties, setting them as it goes through mass-assignments and validation is aware of the properties. The only difference seems that the model doesn't save them to the database.

    Is there a way to do this kind of functionality in akelos?


    Akelos attributes can be set/get using these approaches (we don't have attr_accessor in PHP :( )

    $User->set('password', 'mypass');

    that will get/set a single attribute.

    If you want to mass assign/retrieve attributes you can use

    $attributes = $User->getAttributes();

    If you need to do real work on setters/getters you can define in your config/config.php file


    this is not enabled by default as it might cause recursion problems if you're not aware of it. When you add this setting calling


    will look for a method like


    if it exists and will return the value provided by the specific getter. The same goes for setters

    $User->set('password', 'mypass');

    will look for a method like


    That is the way mass assignment getters and setters work in Akelos.

    Hope you find it helpful.

    • CommentAuthorJeff
    thanks Bermi! It works perfectly as needed :)
    • CommentAuthorguillaumev


    I'm reviving an old thread here, but I tried this and, in fact, it works when you use: <pre> $User->get('password'); </pre>

    but it doesn't seem to work with the Sintags markup. If I do the following within my view: <pre> {user.password} </pre>

    Nothing gets displayed...

    Any idea ?

    Thank you very much.




    and not


    as it is case sensitive.

    • CommentAuthorguillaumev

    Thank you bermi but I don't think that's it. The user.password was an example to explain the concept, but the code I have here uses the right variable names... And again, when I call it through a PHP call (not using sintags), it works, but when using sintags it doesn't... Also, I'm using the 0.9 version of Akelos, this might be it...

    I'll investigate further when I get time and let you know.

    Thank you once again.

    • CommentAuthorguillaumev

    Hi Bermi,

    I do confirm with Akelos 1.0.1:

    this syntax works: <?= $User->get('password') ?>

    this syntax does NOT work: <?= $User->password ?>

    this syntax does NOT work either: {User.password}

    Small bug, I know, but still a bug in my opinion :-)