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  • -🎄- 2021 Day 4 Solutions -🎄-
    262 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 3 Dec 2021
    As a side note, I took inspiration from a post the other day about adding AoC badges to your repository README file. I use GitLab, which lets you define badges as properties of your repository. So I added badges to my repository's header area, driven by a JSON file in the repository. The JSON file is updated manually by a script. (I might add some automated updates at some point, but manual works okay for now.)
  • -🎄- 2021 Day 2 Solutions -🎄-
    244 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 1 Dec 2021
    Probably overkill, because I parsed the instructions into instances of my point class. I tend to default to that for coordinates nowadays (as opposed to just using complex numbers) because it generically extends to arbitrary numbers of dimensions. Just in case.
  • [2020 Day 20 (part 2)] Video of the Tile Assembly
    1 project | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 26 Dec 2020
    The code is here: https://gitlab.com/asciiphil/advent-of-code/-/blob/master/2020/20.lisp It's in Common Lisp. There are quite a few hacks, copied-and-pasted code, and other blemishes. Toward the end, I just wanted to get something done, even if the code didn't turn out pretty.
  • -🎄- 2020 Day 24 Solutions -🎄-
    78 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 23 Dec 2020
    My solution in Common Lisp.
  • -🎄- 2020 Day 23 Solutions -🎄-
    81 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 22 Dec 2020
    For part two, I first tried rewriting my code with a circular list structure I wrote for Advent of Code 2018 day 9 (Marble Mania). I figured the mutable circular list implementation would be more performant. It was, but nowhere near enough.
  • 2020 Day 21 Solutions
    1 project | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 21 Dec 2020
    My solution in Common Lisp.
  • 2020 Day 11 Solutions
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 11 Dec 2020
    For the seats, I stored points in an FSet map. Past Advents of Code have taught me that a dictionary lookup is more flexible than a two-dimensional array (though the 2D array would have sufficed for this problem). I used my own point library; although complex numbers work quite well for 2D points, my library generalizes better to higher dimensions.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/adventofcode | 11 Dec 2020
    My solution in Common Lisp.

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