I recently completed Advent of Code 2017, and enjoyed it so much I'm going to go back to do the previous years.
I ended up doing almost all of this year's in Python as that's my most comfortable language for hacking things out, so I didn't really use this year's challenge as optimally as I could for learning. I've never done Haskell in anger so right now I'm reading Learn You A Haskell for Great Good! and I'll be completing the 2015 Advent Of Code as Haskell practice. I probably won't do it daily but I hope to complete it before too long.
For Day 1, the challenge is to count the number of open parentheses, recording the final total and also at which index we first have a negative number of open parenthesis. My haskell code is:
import Data.List import Data.Maybe main = interact day1 day1 :: String -> String day1 input = let movement = map (\x -> if x == '(' then 1 else if x == ')' then -1 else 0) input positions = scanl1 (+) movement part1 = last positions part2 = (fromJust $ elemIndex (-1) positions) + 1 in unlines $ ["Part 1: " ++ (show part1), "Part 2: " ++ (show part2)]
As I'm very very new to Haskell, I'm sure what I'm writing won't be idiomatic. Please do let me know where I could improve.
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