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Simplifying Rails views with pluralize

"2 User(s) been updated."

This is a silly problem that I kept running into before I found out about pluralize.

Now, instead of having to do a conditional checking for number of users and printing the line based on that number, I can do this using pluralize in Rails:

pluralize(@users, 'User')

Or, if I want to use the Ruby version of pluralize (or, more accurately, the ActiveSupport version):

require 'active_support/inflector'

If @users is more than one, outputs "Users". If @users is 1, outputs "User". This is nice for when you don't want to display the number, just the pluralized word (i.e. "Users updated").