Unison tests keep failing saying the "tests timed out"

I had solved the alergies exercise but when i try submitting the code the tests time out even though my solution doesn’t have any performance bottlenecks, at least as far as i can tell. I do use recursion, though i don’t expect it to be a problem.

Here is my solution

allergies.allergicTo : Text -> Nat -> Boolean
allergies.allergicTo allergen score =
  List.contains allergen (allergies.list score)

allergies.list : Nat -> [Text]
allergies.list = cases
  x | x >= 256 -> 
        match x 
          |> Nat.toFloat
          |> Float.logBase 2.0
          |> Float.floor
          |> Float.pow 2.0
          |> Float.toNat with
        Some y -> list (x - y)
        None -> []

  x | x >= 128 -> "cats" +: list (x - 128)
  x | x >= 64 -> "pollen" +: list (x - 64)
  x | x >= 32 -> "chocolate" +: list (x - 32)
  x | x >= 16 -> "tomatoes" +: list (x - 16)
  x | x >= 8 -> "strawberries" +: list (x - 8)
  x | x >= 4 -> "shellfish" +: list (x - 4)
  x | x >= 2 -> "peanuts" +: list (x - 2)
  x | x >= 1 -> "eggs" +: list (x - 1)
  _ -> []

I have tested the code locally and all of the tests pass

I am using the exercism cli to submit my answers.

So is my solution really slow or is the unison test runner unreliable?
Thanks in advance for anybody willing to answer.

(cc @rlmark :slight_smile:)

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I had a similar problem. If you haven’t already, try submitting your solution again with an extended timeout?

exercism submit --timeout 100

The --timeout flag doesn’t change the test runner timeout.

» exercism submit --help
Submit your solution to an Exercism exercise.

...

Global Flags:
      --timeout int    override the default HTTP timeout (seconds)

Thanks @IsaacG. I suggested --timeout because it appears to work for me.

I’ll post again when I’ve submitted a few more Unison exercises with and without the extended timeout.