Delegate does not create setter methods

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Last Updated: 2021-05-15

Delegate does not create setter methods

I had the following code in a model:

delegate :email, :password, :password_confirmation, to: :user

I assumed and wrote code under this assumption that I could do obj.user.email = x

This wasn't the case.

Lessons

Do not assume because you get getter methods you also get setter methods.