A programming kata is an exercise which helps a programmer hone his skills through practice and repetition.
This article is part of the series "Scala Tutorial Through Katas". Articles are divided into easy, medium and hard. Beginners should start with easy ones and move towards more complicated once they feel more comfortable programming in Scala.
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Tests that prove that the solution is correct are displayed below. Recommended way to solve this kata is to write the implementation for the first test, confirm that it passes and move to the next. Once all of the tests pass, the kata can be considered solved.
One possible solution is provided below the tests. Try to solve the kata by yourself first.
Write Word Wrapper, that has a single static function named wrap that takes two arguments, a string, and a column number.
The function returns the string, but with line breaks inserted at just the right places to make sure that no line is longer than the column number.
Like a word processor, break the line by replacing the last space in a line with a newline.
Solution can assume that no word is longer than the maximum number characters in a line.
Following is a set of unit tests that can be used to solve this kata in the TDD fashion.
Test code can be found in the GitHub WordWrap.scala.
[ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION]
The solution code can be found in WordWrap.scala solution.
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