[Pharo-users] What's the status of Pharo exercism?

Ben Coman btc at openinworld.com
Fri Jun 29 12:14:04 EDT 2018

On 29 June 2018 at 22:53, Tim Mackinnon <tim at testit.works> wrote:

> Presumably someone is working on Pharo Exercism (did I notice Ben or
> Hilaire asking about the tonel format for it?)
> Is it possible for someone to put a comment in the repo for it - so we can
> coordinate effort? I’m assuming that someone can at least get hello world
> working as an example?
> It would also be handy if someone who understands how it works, can give a
> quick explanation here - as I would offer to suggest it as something for
> the next UK Smalltalk gathering next month. I’m assuming the cli submits
> files to some travis runner and you get results back - and we just have to
> fill something in that will interpret those files and launch a command line
> pharo to get the results (presumably handling walkbacks in a way that the
> results get fed back). And then I’m guess we have a pharo add-in that would
> let you do this from the image some way too?
> Tim

I don't know much or even how I ended up tuning in on it - but of several
of these sorts of initiatives I've heard about, Exercism looks like a good
I haven't put any thought into exercises, but have been thinking about

Here is some discussion about making a code exporter to be able to use the
command line tool to interact with the server.

I've been looking at how the command line tool communicates with the server
to determine how hard it would be too hard to write a Pharo direct
interface to their server.
I wasn't planning to share my experiments yet, but since it may be a while
before I get a chance to extend it further,
perhaps it interests someone...

cheers -ben
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