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GitHub User: phallstrom
It looks like I might be the only one, but for some reason I don't like this at all. I've always liked instance variables in the view because the @ makes it very clear where the data is coming from -- the controller. Everything else is either local or a helper method. This makes that much harder to see at a glance.
The other issue is what happens if on an article page you decide to have a "related articles" list and do a loop like:
<% for article in related_articles %>
What happens with 'article' in this case after the loop completes? Seems messy. Yes, I could change 'article' to 'a' or something, but the chance for collision bothers me. Even having to remember that in this case article is not from the controller, but a local variable bother me...