We're going to build a simple program that implements only the very first thing a complete Tic Tac Toe program would require, which is to greet the player with a welcome message.
putsto print "Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!"
Here are some things you can try to get more clues to solve the lab.
When you run
ruby lib/welcome.rb from your terminal you are asking the Ruby interpreter to run your program. If you see no output, like below, that means there is no code in
lib/welcome.rb to print "Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!".
Note: The file
welcome.rb already exists in the folder
lib, but is not displayed in Learn IDE default view.
The solution to this is to make sure you have
puts "Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!" in
lib/welcome.rb. A working program should look like:
Note: Contrary to the workflow of the previous lesson, it is NOT necessary to create a new file to contain the 'puts` instruction.
Hint: Make sure you've saved
When you run
learn you might see failing tests even though your program seemingly works. The failures might read something like:
1) lib/welcome.rb prints "Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!" Failure/Error: load './lib/welcome.rb' #<IO:0x007fa2b28325a0> received :puts with unexpected arguments expected: ("Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!") got: ("Welcome to Tic Tac Toe") # ./lib/welcome.rb:4:in `puts'
An error like this is telling you that the test expects you to print
"Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!", but you printed something else. Programming is absolutely precise, make sure your tests are printing exactly "Welcome to Tic Tac Toe!".
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