I wrote a solution to the sieve exercise in Fortran.
I rather expected it to work , since I compiled a version of this on my own computer (together with a minimal main program which calles prime() for the argument values used in the test) which works fine.
However I keep getting "An error occurred while running your tests. " and I can’t figure out what’s going wrong.
Here’s the code:
function primes(limit) result(array)
integer, intent(in) :: limit
integer, allocatable :: array(:)
integer :: k
integer, allocatable:: numbers(:)
integer :: sqrt_limit
integer :: n = 2
if (limit > 1) then
sqrt_limit = int(sqrt(real(limit)))
do while (n<= sqrt_limit)
numbers(k) = 0
n = n+1
do while (n==0)
array = pack(numbers, numbers>1)
end function primes
end module sieve
There are two separate issues, one in your solution and the other in the test module:
Initialising integer :: n = 2implies that n has the save attribute, which means that it maintains state across invocations of the primes function. That causes test 4 to fail: n is 4 (greater than √ 13) when test 4 starts, so primes(13) returns all integers from 2 to 13.
When a test fails, the test module attempts to write out a message comparing the incorrect result to the expected result. In this case, the arrays are too long for that message. Of course, that shouldn’t cause an error! Thanks for highlighting this — it probably hasn’t come up before because there weren’t any exercises whose expected result is an array of more than a few elements.