Testing out CakePHP's Inflector magic

Want to know what the inflector is going to do to your code, what the name of your model should be when you have a wierd table name? Just enter it in here and look at what cake will generate.

This is currently running on CakePHP

The output is what has happend for that particular method, and the other items in the array are the inflicted version being convered to other types. eg pluralizing user becomes users and then camelizing users becomes Users. You can find problems with your table names and classes doing this for example if you were to use a table called this cake would expect the model Thi by default.

When ever you pluralize something and then singularize it it should be the same. The following should generally give you the output true, if it does not you need to use some custom rules or use another name.

var_dump(Inflector::singularize(Inflector::pluralize($var)) === var_dump($var))

CakePHP's Inflector class seems to handle this word correctly

pluralize :: posts

Convert models to controllers MyUser -> MyUsers
Inflector::pluralize($word); // posts
Inflector::singularize($word); // post

singularize :: posts

Convert controllers to models MyUsers -> MyUser
Inflector::singularize($word); // post
Inflector::pluralize($word); // posts

camelize :: posts

Used with singularize to make tables into models my_users -> MyUsers
Inflector::camelize($word); // Posts
Inflector::underscore($word); // posts

underscore :: posts

models to tables with the pluralize MyUser -> my_user
Inflector::underscore($word); // posts
Inflector::camelize($word); // Posts

humanize :: posts

convert models and controllers to human names MyUser -> My user
Inflector::humanize($word); // Posts
Inflector::underscore($word); // posts

tableize :: posts

Calls underscore and pluralize to make model names MyUser -> my_user -> my_users
Inflector::tableize($word); // posts

classify :: posts

Table names to models my_users -> MyUser
Inflector::classify($word); // Post

variable :: posts

Was used for $this->set in 1.2 to make 'some_var' -> 'someVar'
Inflector::variable($word); // posts
Inflector::underscore($word); // posts
Inflector::camelize($word); // Posts

slug :: posts

Remove funny chars for a url
Inflector::slug($word); // posts