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to Hello World in the Lua Track

Published at Jul 13 2018 · 3 comments
Test suite

The classical introductory exercise. Just say "Hello, World!".

"Hello, World!" is the traditional first program for beginning programming in a new language or environment.

The objectives are simple:

  • Write a function that returns the string "Hello, World!".
  • Run the test suite and make sure that it succeeds.
  • Submit your solution and check it at the website.

If everything goes well, you will be ready to fetch your first real exercise.

Running the tests

To run the tests, run the command busted from within the exercise directory.

Further information

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


This is an exercise to introduce users to using Exercism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%22Hello,_world!%22_program

Submitting Incomplete Solutions

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-- Require the hello-world module
local hello_world = require('hello-world')

-- Define a module named hello-world. This module should return a single
-- function named hello that takes no arguments and returns a string.

describe('hello-world', function()
  it('says hello world', function()
    local result = hello_world.hello()
    assert.are.equal('Hello, World!', result)
local hello_world = {}
function hello_world.hello(name)
  local result = 'Hello, '
  if name == nil then
    result = result .. 'world!'
    result = result .. name.. '!'
  return result
return hello_world

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Avatar of ryanplusplus

Hey, good to see you here :)

Avatar of JaeHyoLee

Just want to play with lua these days and I think this is a good platform for me to learn and practice new languages. Saw your answer and it was much simpler. I am looking forward to solve another problems here :-)

Avatar of schecky

great way to play around!

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