exercism fetch go space-age

Space Age

Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone would be on:

So if you were told someone were 1,000,000,000 seconds old, you should be able to say that they're 31.69 Earth-years old.

If you're wondering why Pluto didn't make the cut, go watch this youtube video.

No Stub

This may be the first Go track exercise you encounter without a stub: a pre-existing space_age.go file for your solution. You may not see stubs in the future and should begin to get comfortable with creating your own Go files for your solutions.

One way to figure out what the function signature(s) you would need is to look at the corresponding *_test.go file. It will show you what the package level functions(s) should be that the test will use to verify the solution.

Running the tests

To run the tests run the command go test from within the exercise directory.

If the test suite contains benchmarks, you can run these with the -bench flag:

go test -bench .

Keep in mind that each reviewer will run benchmarks on a different machine, with different specs, so the results from these benchmark tests may vary.

Further information

For more detailed information about the Go track, including how to get help if you're having trouble, please visit the exercism.io Go language page.


Partially inspired by Chapter 1 in Chris Pine's online Learn to Program tutorial. http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=01

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.