Given a year, report if it is a leap year.
The tricky thing here is that a leap year in the Gregorian calendar occurs:
on every year that is evenly divisible by 4 except every year that is evenly divisible by 100 unless the year is also evenly divisible by 400
For example, 1997 is not a leap year, but 1996 is. 1900 is not a leap year, but 2000 is.
If your language provides a method in the standard library that does this look-up, pretend it doesn't exist and implement it yourself.
Though our exercise adopts some very simple rules, there is more to learn!
For a delightful, four minute explanation of the whole leap year phenomenon, go watch this youtube video.
The DateTime class in F# provides a built-in IsLeapYear method which you should pretend doesn't exist for the purposes of implementing this exercise.
To run the tests, run the command
dotnet test from within the exercise directory.
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JavaRanch Cattle Drive, exercise 3 http://www.javaranch.com/leap.jsp
It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.
// This file was auto-generated based on version 1.4.0 of the canonical data. module LeapTest open FsUnit.Xunit open Xunit open Leap [<Fact>] let ``Year not divisible by 4: common year`` () = leapYear 2015 |> should equal false [<Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")>] let ``Year divisible by 4, not divisible by 100: leap year`` () = leapYear 1996 |> should equal true [<Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")>] let ``Year divisible by 100, not divisible by 400: common year`` () = leapYear 2100 |> should equal false [<Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")>] let ``Year divisible by 400: leap year`` () = leapYear 2000 |> should equal true [<Fact(Skip = "Remove to run test")>] let ``Year divisible by 200, not divisible by 400: common year`` () = leapYear 1800 |> should equal false
module Leap let leapYear (year: int): bool = year % 4 = 0 && (year % 100 <> 0 || year % 400 = 0)
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