Bob is a lackadaisical teenager. In conversation, his responses are very limited.

Bob answers 'Sure.' if you ask him a question, such as "How are you?".

He answers 'Whoa, chill out!' if you YELL AT HIM (in all capitals).

He answers 'Calm down, I know what I'm doing!' if you yell a question at him.

He says 'Fine. Be that way!' if you address him without actually saying anything.

He answers 'Whatever.' to anything else.

Bob's conversational partner is a purist when it comes to written communication and always follows normal rules regarding sentence punctuation in English.

Running and testing your solutions

From the command line

Simply type 8th test.8th. It is assumed that the 8th binary is declared in the PATH environment variable.

From a REPL

Start 8th loading test-words.8th and your solution file: 8th -f test-words.8th -f bob-tests.8th This will start a CLI session where you can run tests interactively by copying and pasting them in from bob-tests.8th or by entering your own.

Editing the bob-tests.8th file

This is encouraged at the beginning of your journey. Insert a back-slash space before all but the first one or two tests. Write your code to solve the first test or two. Then progressively enable more tests until you can pass all of them.

Last updated 17 May 2023
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