Module: String::Inflections

Defined in:
lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb

Overview

This module acts as a singleton returned/yielded by String.inflections, which is used to override or specify additional inflection rules. Examples:

String.inflections do |inflect|
  inflect.plural /^(ox)$/i, '\1\2en'
  inflect.singular /^(ox)en/i, '\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.

Class Attribute Summary collapse

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Attribute Details

.pluralsObject (readonly)

Returns the value of attribute plurals


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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 26

def plurals
  @plurals
end

.singularsObject (readonly)

Returns the value of attribute singulars


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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 26

def singulars
  @singulars
end

.uncountablesObject (readonly)

Returns the value of attribute uncountables


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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 26

def uncountables
  @uncountables
end

Class Method Details

.clear(scope = :all) ⇒ Object

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

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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 35

def self.clear(scope = :all)
  case scope
  when :all
    @plurals, @singulars, @uncountables = [], [], []
  else
    instance_variable_set("@#{scope}", [])
  end
end

.irregular(singular, plural) ⇒ Object

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'

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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 50

def self.irregular(singular, plural)
  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])
end

.plural(rule, replacement) ⇒ Object

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.

Example:

plural(/(x|ch|ss|sh)$/i, '\1es')

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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 60

def self.plural(rule, replacement)
  @plurals.insert(0, [rule, replacement])
end

.singular(rule, replacement) ⇒ Object

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.

Example:

singular(/([^aeiouy]|qu)ies$/i, '\1y')

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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 69

def self.singular(rule, replacement)
  @singulars.insert(0, [rule, replacement])
end

.uncountable(*words) ⇒ Object

Add uncountable words that shouldn't be attempted inflected.

Examples:

uncountable "money"
uncountable "money", "information"
uncountable %w( money information rice )

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# File 'lib/sequel/lib/sequel/extensions/inflector.rb', line 79

def self.uncountable(*words)
  (@uncountables << words).flatten!
end