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## to Food Chain in the Delphi Pascal Track

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Test suite
Solution

Generate the lyrics of the song 'I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly'.

While you could copy/paste the lyrics, or read them from a file, this problem is much more interesting if you approach it algorithmically.

This is a cumulative song of unknown origin.

This is one of many common variants.

``````I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a spider.
It wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.
How absurd to swallow a bird!
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cat.
Imagine that, to swallow a cat!
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a dog.
What a hog, to swallow a dog!
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a goat.
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog.
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a cow.
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat.
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog.
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
I don't know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she'll die.

I know an old lady who swallowed a horse.
``````

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### uFoodChainTests.pas

``````unit uFoodChainTests;

interface
uses
DUnitX.TestFramework;

const
CanonicalVersion = '2.1.0.1';

type

[TestFixture]
TFoodChainTest = class(TObject)
public
[Test]
//    [Ignore('Comment the "[Ignore]" statement to run the test')]
procedure fly;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure spider;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure bird;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure cat;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure dog;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure goat;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure cow;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure horse;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure multiple_verses;

[Test]
[Ignore]
procedure full_song;
end;

implementation

uses
uFoodChain;

procedure TFoodChainTest.spider;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a spider.' + '\n' +
'It wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(2, 2));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.bird;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.' + '\n' +
'How absurd to swallow a bird!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(3, 3));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.cat;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a cat.' + '\n' +
'Imagine that, to swallow a cat!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(4, 4));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.cow;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a cow.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know how she swallowed a cow!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cow to catch the goat.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the goat to catch the dog.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.'  + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(7, 7));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.dog;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a dog.' + '\n' +
'What a hog, to swallow a dog!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.'  + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(5, 5));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.fly;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.\nI don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(1, 1));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.full_song;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.\nI don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a spider.' + '\n' +
'It wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.' + '\n' +
'How absurd to swallow a bird!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a cat.' + '\n' +
'Imagine that, to swallow a cat!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a dog.' + '\n' +
'What a hog, to swallow a dog!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.'  + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a goat.' + '\n' +
'Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the goat to catch the dog.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.'  + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a cow.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know how she swallowed a cow!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cow to catch the goat.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the goat to catch the dog.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.'  + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a horse.' + '\n' +
TFoodChain.Recite(1, 8));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.goat;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a goat.' + '\n' +
'Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the goat to catch the dog.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the dog to catch the cat.'  + '\n' +
'She swallowed the cat to catch the bird.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(6, 6));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.horse;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a horse.' + '\n' +
TFoodChain.Recite(8, 8));
end;

procedure TFoodChainTest.multiple_verses;
begin
Assert.AreEqual('I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.\nI don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a spider.' + '\n' +
'It wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.' + '\n' +
'\n' +
'I know an old lady who swallowed a bird.' + '\n' +
'How absurd to swallow a bird!' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the bird to catch the spider that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.' + '\n' +
'She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.' + '\n' +
'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.',
TFoodChain.Recite(1, 3));
end;

initialization
TDUnitX.RegisterTestFixture(TFoodChainTest);
end.``````
``````unit uFoodChain;

interface

type
TFoodChain = class
class function Recite(StartVerse, EndVerse: Integer): string; overload;
strict private class function Recite(Verse: Integer): string; overload;
end;

implementation

{ TFoodChain }

type
TCritterInfo = record
Name, InitialComment, SeriesComment: string;
IsPoisonous: Boolean;
end;
TCritter = (fly, spider, bird, cat, dog, goat, cow, horse);

const
Critter: array [TCritter] of TCritterInfo = (
(Name: 'fly';
InitialComment: 'I don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die.';
SeriesComment: '.\nI don''t know why she swallowed the fly. Perhaps she''ll die'),
(Name: 'spider';
InitialComment: 'It wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.';
SeriesComment: ' that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her'),
(Name: 'bird';
InitialComment: 'How absurd to swallow a bird!'),
(Name: 'cat';
InitialComment: 'Imagine that, to swallow a cat!'),
(Name: 'dog';
InitialComment: 'What a hog, to swallow a dog!'),
(Name: 'goat';
InitialComment: 'Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!'),
(Name: 'cow';
InitialComment: 'I don''t know how she swallowed a cow!'),
(Name: 'horse';
IsPoisonous: True)
);

class function TFoodChain.Recite(Verse: Integer): string;
begin
var Animal := Critter[TCritter(Verse)];
Result := 'I know an old lady who swallowed a ' + Animal.Name + '.'
+ '\n' + Animal.InitialComment;

if Animal.IsPoisonous then
Exit;

if Verse > 0 then
for var i := Verse downto 1 do begin
Animal         := Critter[TCritter(i)];
var PrevAnimal := Critter[TCritter(i-1)];
Result := Result + '\n' + 'She swallowed the ' + Animal.Name
+ ' to catch the ' + PrevAnimal.Name
+ PrevAnimal.SeriesComment + '.';
end;
end;

class function TFoodChain.Recite(StartVerse, EndVerse: Integer): string;
const
VerseSeparator = '\n\n';
begin
for var i := StartVerse to EndVerse do begin

if i <> StartVerse then
Result := Result + VerseSeparator;

Result := Result + Recite(i-1);

end;
end;

end.``````