NAME
Lingua::EN::Numbers::Ordinate  go from cardinal number (3) to ordinal ("3rd")
SYNOPSIS
use Lingua::EN::Numbers::Ordinate;
print ordinate(4), "\n";
# prints 4th
print ordinate(342), "\n";
# prints 342nd
# Example of actual use:
...
for(my $i = 0; $i < @records; $i++) {
unless(is_valid($record[$i]) {
warn "The ", ordinate($i), " record is invalid!\n";
next;
}
...
}
DESCRIPTION
There are two kinds of numbers in English  cardinals (1, 2, 3...), and ordinals (1st, 2nd, 3rd...). This library provides functions for giving the ordinal form of a number, given its cardinal value.
FUNCTIONS
 ordinate(SCALAR)

Returns a string consisting of that scalar's string form, plus the appropriate ordinal suffix. Example:
ordinate(23)
returns "23rd".As a special case,
ordinate(undef)
andordinate("")
return "0th", not "th".This function is exported by default.
 th(SCALAR)

Merely an alias for
ordinate
, but not exported by default.  ordsuf(SCALAR)

Returns just the appropriate ordinal suffix for the given scalar numeric value. This is what
ordinate
uses to actually do its work. For example,ordsuf(3)
is "rd".Not exported by default.
The above functions are all prototyped to take a scalar value, so ordinate(@stuff)
is the same as ordinate(scalar @stuff)
.
CAVEATS
* Note that this library knows only about numbers, not numberwords. ordinate('seven')
might just as well be ordinate('superglue')
or ordinate("\x1E\x9A")
 you'll get the fallthru case of the input string plus "th".
* As is unavoidable, ordinate(0256)
returns "174th" (because ordinate sees the value 174). Similarly, ordinate(1E12)
returns "1000000000000th". Returning "trillionth" would be nice, but that's an awfully atypical case.
* Note that this library's algorithm (as well as the basic concept and implementation of ordinal numbers) is totally language specific.
To pick a trivial example, consider that in French, 1 ordinates as "1ier", whereas 41 ordinates as "41ieme".
SEE ALSO
Lingua::EN::Inflect provides an ORD
function, which returns the ordinal form of a cardinal number.
Lingua::EN::Number::IsOrdinal provides an is_ordinal
function, which returns true if passed an ordinal number.
Lingua::EN::Numbers provides function num2en_ordinal()
which will take a number and return the ordinal as a word. So 3 will result in "third".
REPOSITORY
https://github.com/neilb/LinguaENNumbersOrdinate
COPYRIGHT
Copyright (c) 2000 Sean M. Burke. All rights reserved.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
AUTHOR
Sean M. Burke sburke@cpan.org
This has been maintained by Neil Bowers (NEILB) since 2014.