Hi all, author here. First time I published something that remotely resembles an article. Was “encouraged” by another Lobsters users to publish, so went ahead and bit the bullet.
Posting here mainly to get feedback, I’m a grown-up (at least my wife tells me) so please don’t hold back. An working on second set of “notes” in my preparations for this years AOC.
I try to use new or unfamiliar languages for AOC and Haskell is a bit of a step too far for me, but will be following your progress keenly. Good luck and thanks for sharing!
I may have been that Lobster, and I strongly endorse this post. I will try and do the same, as I too want to spend more time with AOC and Haskell. Hopefully this year I won’t bounce off those wretched interpreters, like I do every year.
You are correct about being “that crustacean”. Thanks for that little push I needed.
And here’s my version of your post! Let’s try and keep this going?
FWIW, Lobsters has its own Advent of Code group. I did 2017 in F# and it was fun!
I tried using advent to learn haskell a couple years ago and got stuck a few days in. It’s hard to not only figure out the tricky problems but also figure out how to express them in a new language. Good luck!
I think … that the expression part is not going to be the real problem here. I’ve dabbled a bit with Haskell before and actually do functional programming quite a bit. It’s just that I’m stuck at the point where I want to apply the more “haskelly” concepts in the appropriate way.
If you’re up to it again this year, let me know, I’m more than willing to act as a sparring partner (c.l. not as a Haskell expert ;-)).
That’s a very kind offer! I’m not willing to commit to doing all the problems, but I’ll give it a shot again this year and see how far I get. And if you post your updates here or add an RSS feed, I’ll try to keep track.
Just did! part 2
Cool! Interesting read.