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Exercism exercises in Perl 5

Getting started


Each exercise has its own cpanfile (if necessary) for any dependencies it might have. Other dependencies can be found in and installed with the top level cpanfile.

It is recommended to use Carton. Install the Carton module, run carton install to install the dependencies from the cpanfile, then prepend carton exec to your commands to include the locally installed dependencies.

Adding/Updating an Exercise

Each exercise should have an exercise-data.yaml file inside a directory named .meta (please add one if the exercise does not have one yet). This is used by the script in the bin directory to generate the module and test for an exercise. Documentation for the generator can be found in the bin directory.

If the Exercism problem specification for the exercise has been updated, run

git submodule update --recursive --remote --checkout --force
git add problem-specifications

to update the submodule to the latest.

Testing the Tests

The Exercism system allows us to have example implementations in the directory of each exercise.

If they are in the .meta directory they won't be copied to the users. (which is a good thing).

Testing All the Exercises

Run the full tests with

prove -r exercises/*/.meta/solutions

Testing a Single Exercise

If a test is run as

prove exercises/example-exercise/.meta/solutions/example-exercise.t

the test will run using the example in the .meta/solutions directory.

Contributing Guide

Please see the contributing guide for information from Exercism. When editing Markdown files in this repository, please use one line ↔ one sentence.

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