# artemkorsakov's solution

## to Gigasecond in the Go Track

Published at Jan 31 2019 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Calculate the moment when someone has lived for 10^9 seconds.

A gigasecond is 10^9 (1,000,000,000) seconds.

## Running the tests

To run the tests run the command `go test` from within the exercise directory.

If the test suite contains benchmarks, you can run these with the `--bench` and `--benchmem` flags:

``````go test -v --bench . --benchmem
``````

Keep in mind that each reviewer will run benchmarks on a different machine, with different specs, so the results from these benchmark tests may vary.

## Further information

For more detailed information about the Go track, including how to get help if you're having trouble, please visit the exercism.io Go language page.

## Source

Chapter 9 in Chris Pine's online Learn to Program tutorial. http://pine.fm/LearnToProgram/?Chapter=09

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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

### cases_test.go

``````package gigasecond

// Source: exercism/problem-specifications
// Commit: 5506bac gigasecond: Apply new "input" policy
// Problem Specifications Version: 1.1.0

// Add one gigasecond to the input.
var addCases = []struct {
description string
in          string
want        string
}{
{
"date only specification of time",
"2011-04-25",
"2043-01-01T01:46:40",
},
{
"second test for date only specification of time",
"1977-06-13",
"2009-02-19T01:46:40",
},
{
"third test for date only specification of time",
"1959-07-19",
"1991-03-27T01:46:40",
},
{
"full time specified",
"2015-01-24T22:00:00",
"2046-10-02T23:46:40",
},
{
"full time with day roll-over",
"2015-01-24T23:59:59",
"2046-10-03T01:46:39",
},
}``````

### gigasecond_test.go

``````package gigasecond

// Write a function AddGigasecond that works with time.Time.

import (
"os"
"testing"
"time"
)

// date formats used in test data
const (
fmtD  = "2006-01-02"
fmtDT = "2006-01-02T15:04:05"
)

func TestAddGigasecond(t *testing.T) {
for _, tc := range addCases {
in := parse(tc.in, t)
want := parse(tc.want, t)
if !got.Equal(want) {
t.Fatalf(`FAIL: %s
= %s
want %s`, tc.description, in, got, want)
}
t.Log("PASS:", tc.description)
}
}

func parse(s string, t *testing.T) time.Time {
tt, err := time.Parse(fmtDT, s) // try full date time format first
if err != nil {
tt, err = time.Parse(fmtD, s) // also allow just date
}
if err != nil {
// can't run tests if input won't parse.  if this seems to be a
// development or ci environment, raise an error.  if this condition
// makes it to the solver though, ask for a bug report.
_, statErr := os.Stat("example_gen.go")
if statErr == nil || os.Getenv("TRAVIS_GO_VERSION") > "" {
t.Fatal(err)
} else {
t.Log(err)
t.Skip("(This is not your fault, and is unexpected.  " +
"Please file an issue at https://github.com/exercism/go.)")
}
}
return tt
}

func BenchmarkAddGigasecond(b *testing.B) {
for i := 0; i < b.N; i++ {
}
}``````
``````package gigasecond

import "time"

func AddGigasecond(t time.Time) time.Time {
return t.Add(time.Duration(1000000000) * time.Second)
}``````

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