Exception thrown from local dev sever on code modifications
When modifying code locally then the local sever will throw the exception AuditAssociations::AssociationsDefinitions has been removed from the module tree
but is still active!'
This can be seen when editing a model that inherits from ApplicationModel and then trying to access any page in the locally running server in the browser.
Fixes #23398 - Don't extend classes from within initializers
Any changes to the code locally will kick in rails's auto loading which
in turn will then reload all relevant classes, and in the case of
changing a model inheriting from ApplicationRecord, then
ApplicationRecord be reloaded. So since ApplicationRecord was being
extended from within the initializer for audit then it will load the
extend however the module with still be hanging around, causing rails
throw an argument error: 'A copy of
AuditAssociations::AssociationsDefinitions has been removed from the
module tree but is still active!'.
Also note, audit_associations needs to be required because at the time
of app start up during initialization the audit_associations has not yet
been loaded. See the config/application.rb for the loading order and one
can see that models are loaded long before the audit_associations.