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GNU Smalltalk Koans Build Status

Hey there and welcome!

Supported GNU Smalltalk Versions

GNU Smalltalk versions 3.2.2 or higher should work on Mac OS X and Linux. I have written these koans on 3.2.2, Mac OS X 10.6.

Note: I am certain that 3.0.x does not work and it will complain about not understanding #asString.

GNU Smalltalk on Mac OS X

The simplest way to install GNU Smalltalk is via homebrew:

brew install gnu-smalltalk

Or you can use the Docker image. See below.

Running koans locally

In the root directory of the project, type:

script/run

You will see a message similar to this:

TestAssert#testTruth has damaged your karma.

This means you will need to open the TestAssert.st file under src/koans and solve the test under testTruth method (aka message).

All koan files contain a set of tests, each starting with 'test'. Solve each test one by one, running script/run in between.

By default, script/run does not reveal the answer. If you are truly stuck in a koan, type script/run_and_reveal to run and reveal the answer. Use this sparingly!

Running koans via Docker

Make sure you have Docker installed.

In the root directory of the project, type:

script/docker/run

This runs against a small image built on debian:stretch-slim.

Editors with Smalltalk support

  • vim
  • emacs

Things You Should Know Before Starting

| variable1 variable2 | is to declare variable1 and variable2 separate by a space. At least one space must be used to separate variables. Commas are not used.

:= is an assignment operator

"this is a comment"

'this is a string'

#speak is the notation used to describe the message 'speak'.

Words wrapped in <> are called pragmas and define class comments, category, imported namespaces, and the shape of indexed instance variables. More information here.

In depth information here.

Ok, have at it!

List of Koans

  • TestAssert
  • TestBasic
  • TestNil
  • TestObject
  • TestMessage
  • TestNumber
  • TestString
  • TestCharacter
  • TestSymbol
  • TestArray
  • TestOrderedCollection
  • TestSortedCollection
  • TestBag
  • TestAssociation
  • TestDictionary
  • TestSet
  • TestBlock
  • TestCollectionsRevisited
  • TestIteration
  • TestBoolean
  • TestException
  • TestRegex
  • TestClass

Future Koans

  • TestMetaclass

Pull Requests and Feedback are Welcome!

Please create a GitHub issue or find me on Twitter (@skim), if you have any suggestions on how to improve existing koans, new koans, or any other comments.

Inspiration and Credits

GNU Smalltalk Koans were inspired by Ruby Koans and Clojure Koans.

Thanks to Matt Yoho at Edgecase for letting me port some of the koans over.

Contributors

Other thanks:

License

cc-license

GNU Smalltalk Koans shares the same license as Ruby Koans and is released under a Creative Commons, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike, Version 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) License.

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