Almost all examples of Elixir code have all the Entity classes in the same module, for example:
class User(Entity): has_many('newsitems', of_kind='NewsItem') class NewsItem(Entity): belongs_to('author', of_kind='User')
However, I personally find that once you get beyond 3-4 classes in the same module it gets a bit unwieldy, moreso if you add additional methods to those classes. Although I dislike the way that Rails’ ActiveRecord encourages one file per class (actually,there is a lot I dislike about the way Rails does class loading, but that’s the subject for another post) I prefer to group model classes into logical modules.
However, one thing to remember when using Elixir, the of_kind argument in belongs_to, has_many, etc must then take the full module path name rather than just the class name, so if we split up the above code into two files, myapp/models/user.py and myapp/models/news.py, we would do this:
class User(Entity): has_many('newsitems', of_kind='myapp.models.news.NewsItem')
class NewsItem(Entity): belongs_to('author', of_kind='myapp.models.user.User')