1
exercism fetch ruby minesweeper

Minesweeper

Add the numbers to a minesweeper board.

Minesweeper is a popular game where the user has to find the mines using numeric hints that indicate how many mines are directly adjacent (horizontally, vertically, diagonally) to a square.

In this exercise you have to create some code that counts the number of mines adjacent to a square and transforms boards like this (where * indicates a mine):

1
2
3
4
5
6
+-----+
| * * |
|  *  |
|  *  |
|     |
+-----+

into this:

1
2
3
4
5
6
+-----+
|1*3*1|
|13*31|
| 2*2 |
| 111 |
+-----+

For installation and learning resources, refer to the exercism help page.

For running the tests provided, you will need the Minitest gem. Open a terminal window and run the following command to install minitest:

1
gem install minitest

If you would like color output, you can require 'minitest/pride' in the test file, or note the alternative instruction, below, for running the test file.

In order to run the test, you can run the test file from the exercise directory. For example, if the test suite is called hello_world_test.rb, you can run the following command:

1
ruby hello_world_test.rb

To include color from the command line:

1
ruby -r minitest/pride hello_world_test.rb

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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