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  • @tonilicoding okay, u have very solid justifications and i do agree.

  • Also, @Dwaren, test.assert_approx_equals() doesn't round the answer for you, it just sees if your answer is in margin of 1e-9 from the actual answer. It is the test.assert_equals() for decimals

  • EDIT: Nevermind, Issue solved.

  • Could you clarify that a bit? I don't see it.

  • Understood

  • Well, it was a bad idea to even put a formulaic task as the task of the kata.

    Before the recent edit to the Description, this kata was essentially "do a web search for a basic arithmetic formula".

    Yes, it was (or for me guessing it.) Well, it was worse before you edited it, but just don't use a formula as a task.

    • Now that the formula is given in the Description, it's just "translate this formula to a function". From a user standpoint, what is there to be gained?

    @tonylicoding said that it would be best to put it in there. I'm not sure what the reasoning is behind it though, It just removes the one simple challenge from the Kata.

  • Also why so much hate on his idea if he likes it let him do his kata.

    When you author and publish a kata, it's going to be judged on its merits. Before the recent edit to the Description, this kata was essentially "do a web search for a basic arithmetic formula". The web search was the challenging part of the kata.

    Now that the formula is given in the Description, it's just "translate this formula to a function". From a user standpoint, what is there to be gained?

    BTW it may be frowned upon to have your friend boost each other's kata's ratings.

  • @Blind4Basics or anyone else

    Can you explain why using links is a good idea? Thanks Hence below

    You should complain about things that aren't clear and bugs not about how hard your life is when you have to do a few extra steps to complete a kata.

    BTW, I say Blind4Basics because he was the only other person who finished it when I did besides Dwaren and the author.

  • Nope, using links is a better idea than not when doing things like these. It is a bad idea for using a simple formula as a kata. Katas need a better task and background info for this to happen. This will better satisfy the people actually doing the kata. Almost all katas on which people need to do research if a link wasn't provided have a link. This kata needs to change and so does your attitude. I'm glad that Pinaattori unpublished it, so he wouldn't lose some honor and time of others. Well, i would like for him to unpublish it, but Dwaren upvoting a simple formulaic kata will slow the process down. A meaningful task should be in every kata published.

  • Umm why make it easier for the programmer by rounding it for him when this is a place to learn and not to make everything as easy as possible. Also why so much hate on his idea if he likes it let him do his kata. I do agree on some of your points, forexample using the new framework. Also maybe the idea of this kata is to go and do your own research. You should complain about things that aren't clear and bugs not about how hard your life is when you have to do a few extra steps to complete a kata.

  • Alright then. Thanks for clearing things up.

  • Also, this kata will be retired because it is just basically a formula. But, nevertheless, provide links that aren't too vague that won't give the answer away, when talking about things some people might not know.

  • Everything you complained about should be fixed now. (Except for the second problem...) I do have a question though. Are you saying that I should include every detail about the kata in the description? Like can people not just research and find out the formula? It isn't hard and researching is a major thing in programming. Genuinely asking...

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