Space Age in Perl 6
Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone is in terms of a given planet's solar years.
exercism fetch perl6 space-age
Given an age in seconds, calculate how old someone would be on:
- Earth: orbital period 365.25 Earth days, or 31557600 seconds
- Mercury: orbital period 0.2408467 Earth years
- Venus: orbital period 0.61519726 Earth years
- Mars: orbital period 1.8808158 Earth years
- Jupiter: orbital period 11.862615 Earth years
- Saturn: orbital period 29.447498 Earth years
- Uranus: orbital period 84.016846 Earth years
- Neptune: orbital period 164.79132 Earth years
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.
Running the tests
There is a test suite and module included with the exercise.
The test suite (a file with the extension
.t) will attempt to run routines
from the module (a file with the extension
Add/modify routines in the module so that the tests will pass! You can view the
test data by executing the command
perl6 --doc *.t (* being the name of the
test suite), and run the test suite for the exercise by executing the command
prove . --exec=perl6 in the exercise directory.
You can also add the
-v flag e.g.
prove . --exec=perl6 -v to display all
tests, including any optional tests marked as 'TODO'.
Partially inspired by Chapter 1 in Chris Pine's online Learn to Program tutorial. http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=01