Advent of Code: Day 4

For Day 4, the challenge is to calculate the number of valid passphrases given some rules. My Python 2 solution is below:

def is_valid(input, modification=None):
    hsh = set()
    for word in input.split(" "):
        if modification:
            word = modification(word)
        if word in hsh:
            return False
    return True

with open("input.txt", "r") as o:
    print "Part 1:", len([line for line in o if is_valid(line.strip())])
    print "Part 2:", len([line for line in o if is_valid(line.strip(), modification=lambda w: "".join(sorted(w)))])

Python is a really lovely language for this sort of thing...

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