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exercism fetch php robot-name

Robot Name

Manage robot factory settings.

When robots come off the factory floor, they have no name.

The first time you boot them up, a random name is generated in the format of two uppercase letters followed by three digits, such as RX837 or BC811.

Every once in a while we need to reset a robot to its factory settings, which means that their name gets wiped. The next time you ask, it will respond with a new random name.

The names must be random: they should not follow a predictable sequence. Random names means a risk of collisions. Your solution must ensure that every existing robot has a unique name.

Running the tests

  1. Go to the root of your PHP exercise directory, which is <EXERCISM_WORKSPACE>/php. To find the Exercism workspace run

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    % exercism debug | grep Workspace
    
  2. Get PHPUnit if you don't have it already.

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    % wget --no-check-certificate https://phar.phpunit.de/phpunit.phar
    % chmod +x phpunit.phar
    
  3. Execute the tests:

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    % ./phpunit.phar robot-name/robot-name_test.php
    

Source

A debugging session with Paul Blackwell at gSchool. http://gschool.it

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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