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- Subject: Re: Lua Missions (a.k.a. Lua Koans)
- From: Jim Whitehead II <jnwhiteh@...>
- Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 22:30:14 +0100
On Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM, Enrique Garcia Cota <email@example.com> wrote:
> Hello there,
> I'm Enrique García Cota, web developer in Madrid(Spain).
> I've been using Lua for a couple years now, so I guess it was time for me to
> show up on this list.
> I've done several small projects in Lua; I like doing utility projects for
> others to use. The most recent one is a Lua koans project, called Lua
> Missions. It's here:
> For those who don't know what koans are, they are basically failing tests.
> You are supposed to fix them. In the process of fixing them, you learn the
> I believe that using the name "koans" for these of "illustrative tests for
> learning a language" came from the guys behind rubykoans.com. My lib is
> inspired on theirs.
> The koans have been tested on windows, ubuntu and mac platforms. Windows
> users will get monochrome console output, while *nix users should get
> colorized output.
> The library is still on the early beta stage. Certainly the list of things
> tested isn't exhaustive, and one should expect misspellings and incorrect
> names or minor inconsistencies here and there.
> But the tests are enjoyable enough, (specially when resolved while pair
> programming, as proved by a small group of testers) and they cover a
> significant chunk of the language.
> I'd appreciate any feedback/comments on it. Pull requests, if you are into
> that kind of thing, are also welcome.
Very interesting, these look great! It's a very interesting take on
learning a new language, thanks for all of the hard work!