class Inflector::Inflections

A singleton instance of this class is yielded by Inflector#inflections, which can then be used to specify additional inflection rules. Examples:

Inflector.inflections do |inflect|
  inflect.plural %r^(ox)$/, '\1\2en'
  inflect.singular %r^(ox)en/, '\1'

  inflect.irregular 'octopus', 'octopi'

  inflect.uncountable "equipment"
end

New rules are added at the top. So in the example above, the irregular rule for octopus will now be the first of the pluralization and singularization rules that is runs. This guarantees that your rules run before any of the rules that may already have been loaded.

Attributes

plurals[R]
singulars[R]
uncountables[R]

Public Class Methods

new() click to toggle source
# File lib/inflector.rb, line 27
def initialize
  @plurals, @singulars, @uncountables = [], [], []
end

Public Instance Methods

clear(scope = :all) click to toggle source

Clears the loaded inflections within a given scope (default is :all). Give the scope as a symbol of the inflection type, the options are: :plurals, :singulars, :uncountables

Examples:

clear :all
clear :plurals
# File lib/inflector.rb, line 77
def clear(scope = :all)
  case scope
    when :all
      @plurals, @singulars, @uncountables = [], [], []
    else
      instance_variable_set "@#{scope}", []
  end
end
irregular(singular, plural) click to toggle source

Specifies a new irregular that applies to both pluralization and singularization at the same time. This can only be used for strings, not regular expressions. You simply pass the irregular in singular and plural form.

Examples:

irregular 'octopus', 'octopi'
irregular 'person', 'people'
# File lib/inflector.rb, line 49
def irregular(singular, plural)
  if singular[0,1].upcase == plural[0,1].upcase
    plural(Regexp.new("(#{singular[0,1]})#{singular[1..-1]}$", "i"), '\1' + plural[1..-1])
    singular(Regexp.new("(#{plural[0,1]})#{plural[1..-1]}$", "i"), '\1' + singular[1..-1])
  else
    plural(Regexp.new("#{singular[0,1].upcase}(?i)#{singular[1..-1]}$"), plural[0,1].upcase + plural[1..-1])
    plural(Regexp.new("#{singular[0,1].downcase}(?i)#{singular[1..-1]}$"), plural[0,1].downcase + plural[1..-1])
    singular(Regexp.new("#{plural[0,1].upcase}(?i)#{plural[1..-1]}$"), singular[0,1].upcase + singular[1..-1])
    singular(Regexp.new("#{plural[0,1].downcase}(?i)#{plural[1..-1]}$"), singular[0,1].downcase + singular[1..-1])       
  end
end
plural(rule, replacement) click to toggle source

Specifies a new pluralization rule and its replacement. The rule can either be a string or a regular expression. The replacement should always be a string that may include references to the matched data from the rule.

# File lib/inflector.rb, line 33
def plural(rule, replacement)
  @plurals.insert(0, [rule, replacement])
end
singular(rule, replacement) click to toggle source

Specifies a new singularization rule and its replacement. The rule can either be a string or a regular expression. The replacement should always be a string that may include references to the matched data from the rule.

# File lib/inflector.rb, line 39
def singular(rule, replacement)
  @singulars.insert(0, [rule, replacement])
end
uncountable(*words) click to toggle source

Add uncountable words that shouldn’t be attempted inflected.

Examples:

uncountable "money"
uncountable "money", "information"
uncountable %w( money information rice )
# File lib/inflector.rb, line 67
def uncountable(*words)
  (@uncountables << words).flatten!
end