Gigasecond in Bash
Calculate the moment when someone has lived for 10^9 seconds.
exercism fetch bash gigasecond
Calculate the moment when someone has lived for 109 seconds.
A gigasecond is 109 (1,000,000,000) seconds.
As programmers mature, they eventually want to test their code.
Here at Exercism we simulate Test-Driven Development (TDD), where you write your tests before writing any functionality. The simulation comes in the form of a pre-written test suite, which will signal that you have solved the problem.
It will also provide you with a safety net to explore other solutions without breaking the functionality.
A typical TDD workflow on Exercism:
- Run the test file and pick one test that's failing.
- Write some code to fix the test you picked.
- Re-run the tests to confirm the test is now passing.
- Repeat from step 1.
- Submit your solution (
exercism submit /path/to/file)
Submissions are encouraged to be general, within reason. Having said that, it's also important not to over-engineer a solution.
It's important to remember that the goal is to make code as expressive and readable as we can.
Run the tests with:
After the first test(s) pass, continue by commenting out or removing the
skip annotations prepending other tests.
Chapter 9 in Chris Pine's online Learn to Program tutorial. http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=09
Submitting Incomplete Solutions
It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.