Due by 11:59pm on Tuesday, 10/11


Download hw07.zip. The vitamin problems can be found in the vitamin directory and the homework problems can be found in the problems directory.

You must run python3 ok --submit two times: once inside the vitamin directory and once inside the problems directory.

Submission: When you are done, submit with python3 ok --submit. You may submit more than once before the deadline; only the final submission will be scored. Check that you have successfully submitted your code on okpy.org. See Lab 0 for more instructions on submitting assignments.

Using OK: If you have any questions about using OK, please refer to this guide.

Readings: You might find the following references useful:


Question 1: Digits

Implement digits, which returns a linked list containing the digits of a non-negative integer n.

def digits(n):
    """Return the digits of n as a linked list.

    >>> digits(0) is Link.empty
    >>> digits(543)
    Link(5, Link(4, Link(3)))
    s = Link.empty
    while n > 0:
        n, last = n // 10, n % 10
        "*** YOUR CODE HERE ***"
    return s

Use OK to test your code:

python3 ok -q digits

Homework Questions

Question 2: Next Fibonacci Object

Implement the next method of the Fib class. For this class, the value attribute is a Fibonacci number. The next method returns a Fib instance whose value is the next Fibonacci number. The next method should take only constant time.

Hint: Assign value and previous attributes within next.

class Fib():
    """A Fibonacci number.

    >>> start = Fib()
    >>> start
    >>> start.next()
    >>> start.next().next()
    >>> start.next().next().next()
    >>> start.next().next().next().next()
    >>> start.next().next().next().next().next()
    >>> start.next().next().next().next().next().next()

    def __init__(self):
        self.value = 0

    def next(self):
        "*** YOUR CODE HERE ***"

    def __repr__(self):
        return str(self.value)

Use OK to test your code:

python3 ok -q Fib

Question 3: Vending Machine

Create a class called VendingMachine that represents a vending machine for some product. A VendingMachine object returns strings describing its interactions. See the doctest below for examples:

class VendingMachine:
    """A vending machine that vends some product for some price.

    >>> v = VendingMachine('candy', 10)
    >>> v.vend()
    'Machine is out of stock.'
    >>> v.restock(2)
    'Current candy stock: 2'
    >>> v.vend()
    'You must deposit $10 more.'
    >>> v.deposit(7)
    'Current balance: $7'
    >>> v.vend()
    'You must deposit $3 more.'
    >>> v.deposit(5)
    'Current balance: $12'
    >>> v.vend()
    'Here is your candy and $2 change.'
    >>> v.deposit(10)
    'Current balance: $10'
    >>> v.vend()
    'Here is your candy.'
    >>> v.deposit(15)
    'Machine is out of stock. Here is your $15.'

    >>> w = VendingMachine('soda', 2)
    >>> w.restock(3)
    'Current soda stock: 3'
    >>> w.deposit(2)
    'Current balance: $2'
    >>> w.vend()
    'Here is your soda.'
    "*** YOUR CODE HERE ***"

Use OK to test your code:

python3 ok -q VendingMachine

Question 4: Miss Manners

Create a class called MissManners that promotes politeness among our objects. A MissManners object takes another object on construction. It has one method, called ask. It responds by calling methods on the object it contains, but only if the caller said please first.

We can also compose multiple instances of MissManners objects upon each other (see double_fussy in doctests). A multilevel MissManners object must be politely requested to ask its own MissManners object. This continues until we reach the bottom level MissManners object.

Hint: Use getattr and hasattr to access methods using strings.

Hint: Your implementation will need to use the *args notation that allows functions to take a flexible number of arguments.

class MissManners:
    """A container class that only forward messages that say please.

    >>> v = VendingMachine('teaspoon', 10)
    >>> v.restock(2)
    'Current teaspoon stock: 2'

    >>> m = MissManners(v)
    >>> m.ask('vend')
    'You must learn to say please first.'
    >>> m.ask('please vend')
    'You must deposit $10 more.'
    >>> m.ask('please deposit', 20)
    'Current balance: $20'
    >>> m.ask('now will you vend?')
    'You must learn to say please first.'
    >>> m.ask('please hand over a teaspoon')
    'Thanks for asking, but I know not how to hand over a teaspoon.'
    >>> m.ask('please vend')
    'Here is your teaspoon and $10 change.'

    >>> double_fussy = MissManners(m) # Composed MissManners objects
    >>> double_fussy.ask('deposit', 10)
    'You must learn to say please first.'
    >>> double_fussy.ask('please deposit', 10)
    'Thanks for asking, but I know not how to deposit.'
    >>> double_fussy.ask('please please deposit', 10)
    'Thanks for asking, but I know not how to please deposit.'
    >>> double_fussy.ask('please ask', 'please deposit', 10)
    'Current balance: $10'
    def __init__(self, obj):
        self.obj = obj

    def ask(self, message, *args):
        magic_word = 'please '
        if not message.startswith(magic_word):
            return 'You must learn to say please first.'
        "*** YOUR CODE HERE ***"

Use OK to test your code:

python3 ok -q MissManners