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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.

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JavaRanch Cattle Drive, exercise 3 http://www.javaranch.com/leap.jsp

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Execute (2000 is a leap year):
  AssertEqual 1, IsLeap(2000)

Execute (2015 is not a leap year):
  AssertEqual 0, IsLeap(2015)

Execute (2016 is a leap year):
  AssertEqual 1, IsLeap(2016)

Execute (2100 is not a leap year):
  AssertEqual 0, IsLeap(2100)
" This function takes a year and returns 1 if it's a leap year
" and 0 otherwise.
fun! IsLeap(number) abort
	return a:number % 4 ? 0 : (a:number % 100 != 0) || (a:number % 400 == 0)

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