@mickylindlar Probably my ugliest code so far with all that array indexing ... ๐Ÿ˜ž

I just completed "Treetop Tree House" - Day 8 - Advent of Code 2022 adventofcode.com/2022/day/8

@fuddster @mickylindlar Yeah, I also read about problems with duplicate entries somewhere. I seem to have avoided these because I deliberately created (even more) duplicates when compiling the list, and because of that cleaned it up anyway. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Maybe just turn your list into a set?

@mickylindlar Thank you! Doesn't look too n00bish to me. Quite readable code, structured with functions, what else could one wish for?

@mickylindlar Didn't have time last night, but now finished as well. Yes, that was easier. I think that's mostly due to the rather complex input format on day 5, where I spent more time on parsing than on the actual data shuffling.

@mickylindlar There as well! I know what you mean about the kitchen ... ๐Ÿ˜‚ Took me some time to roll out a proper parser for the input format.

@mickylindlar Oh, please don't bother putting them online just for me! Would have taken a look if they'd been online anyway, but that's not necessary. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I'm done with day 4 as well but did not find it particularly easier than the first 3. So that speaks for point (b) in your case, I would say. ๐Ÿ˜‰

@mickylindlar โ˜•!! But no, I'll go with (e). ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gonna have a look myself in the evening again. Are your solutions online somewhere? Curious to see a Python version, but too lazy to make one myself. Even some of the other Haskell implementations I looked at were very different from my own, so it seems there is a considerable design space to be explored.

@mickylindlar Never enough time for anything, yeah, I know what you mean ...

@mickylindlar Absolutely! That is, as long as they don't eat up too much time because of "ooh, I could try yet another variant to solve the problem a little more elegantly!". ๐Ÿ˜‰ You?

@mickylindlar Quick and dirty? Hah, that sounds like it would be even more fun with Perl! ๐Ÿ˜‚

@mickylindlar Sounds good. I think I'll try to find some time tonight as well. But probably use Haskell. ๐Ÿ˜€

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DPC's Paul Wheatley on restrictive policies in (I totally agree with him):
"We [...] almost certainly donโ€™t have the resource to pre-emptively migrate in a dependable, well documented, accurate and verified manner. If we (the preservers) donโ€™t have the resource, how can we expect the depositors to be able to afford it, never mind do a quality job, given that they will likely have little digipres expertise or tech?"
dpconline.org/blog/file-format

You know how the Eiffel Tower won the Grand Prize at the 1889 World Fair? Well, it had to share the glory with a book.

Not any book: A book ENTIRELY WOVEN IN SILK.

You heard right. And nerds, get this: All pages of this book were produced on the Jacquard loom in 1889, using thousands (200k-500k) of punch cards. Only 50-60 copies were made. >

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