Working on a Rails project at the moment, we're working on some mixin-type methods to provide descriptions for each of the models in the project.
There's a method called
model_description which returns the
description attribute of the instance of the model. I would have expected
model_description to return a description of the class of the model - e.g. "A car is a type of vehicle commonly used for private transportation" rather than "this specific car is my favourite red car".
My question is, does the
Model refer to the class or the instance? And what is the correct term for the other?