Golang : Check if a word is countable or not



Tags : golang inflector countable plural singular item-in-slice

Here is an inflector function useful in determining if a given word is countable or not. The function returns TRUE if the word is countable or FALSE if not.

Here you go!


 package main

 import (
 "fmt"
 "strings"
 )

 func IsCountable(input string) bool {
 // dictionary of word that has no plural version
 toCheck := strings.ToLower(input)

 var nonCountable = []string{
 "audio",
 "bison",
 "chassis",
 "compensation",
 "coreopsis",
 "data",
 "deer",
 "education",
 "emoji",
 "equipment",
 "fish",
 "furniture",
 "gold",
 "information",
 "knowledge",
 "love",
 "rain",
 "money",
 "moose",
 "nutrition",
 "offspring",
 "plankton",
 "pokemon",
 "police",
 "rice",
 "series",
 "sheep",
 "species",
 "swine",
 "traffic",
 "wheat",
 }

 for _, v := range nonCountable {
 if toCheck == v {
 return false
 }
 }
 return true
 }

 func main() {
 fmt.Println("Traffic is countable? ", IsCountable("traffic"))
 fmt.Println("Swine is countable? ", IsCountable("SwINE"))
 fmt.Println("Fish is countable? ", IsCountable("FISH"))
 fmt.Println("Apple is countable? ", IsCountable("Apple"))
 fmt.Println("People is countable? ", IsCountable("People"))
 }

Output:

Traffic is countable? false

Swine is countable? false

Fish is countable? false

Apple is countable? true

People is countable? true

  See also : Golang : Convert word to its plural form example



Tags : golang inflector countable plural singular item-in-slice

By Adam Ng

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