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“Reloading model associations in Rails doesn’t do what you expect it to do.”
If you have a has_one relationship between the parent and the child and you reload the association, rails 2.3.2 will do a ‘select * limit 1;’ from the child table which is not what you want.
“How do I get the debugger in RubyMine to load my fixtures?”
So apparently the debugger built into ruby mine is using a different database connection that doesn’t see the fixtures. Probably because they are built in an uncommitted transaction. The command line debugger doesn’t have this problem.