ActiveSupport Dependency arcanery
I was getting the following error when running some Ruby code and a Google search did not clarify what the problem was. ‘to_constant_name’: Anonymous modules have no name to be referenced by (ArgumentError)
Essentially the problem was dependency load order. The error was due to this line:
The problem was that I had not required ActiveRecord yet so ActiveSupport blew up with this arcane error. So, if you start to see odd errors like above, stop and think about any require/load changes you might have recently made. A quick ‘svn diff’ showed me exactly what I had changed 5 minutes before to cause this problem.