The major use case for this is untangling
paramsin nonstandard Rails apps. For instance,
params[:object] - params[:object][:whoops]
This is useful for both legacy Rails apps done wrong and innovative Rails apps wandering outside Rails' box.
A cherry-picking system is en route which will allow you to use Utility Belt to incorporate code like this into actual projects. (Until then, copy individual files in
gem update utility_belt
One user encountered a bug in Rails that put Utility Belt in Rails' load path. Somehow Rails is loading
.irbrc. I probably need to patch Rails to fix this. If you have any idea how I can do that, pleeeeeeeeease hook me up, either via the Utility Belt mailing list, Rails core, or firstname.lastname@example.org.