Advent Of Code 2015: Tutorial Solutions in Haskell
Copyright (c) 2015 Bart Massey
Herein lie solutions to all of the problems of the 2015
Advent of Code. Advent of Code
was a fantastic exercise, and I thank the author and others
involved profusely for their excellent work. Thanks also to
relsqui for pointing me at this on about Day 9. I had some
catching up to do.
For each solution, I have included commented and cleaned-up
Haskell code. The solution file will always be
Makefile will compile it to
GHC. There is a
in every problem directory containing descriptions and
comments. I have also included the problem descriptions
problem-b.md) and my specific
input.txt for posterity.
I assume you have GHC running on a fast-ish UNIX box with a
bunch of memory (although most everything should also work
on other operating systems). For a few problems you will
also need to install extra packages from
Hackage. The easiest way to do
that is with
cabal-install, so you will want to learn how to operate
The goals of these solutions are to:
Provide canonical correct solutions with reasonable runtimes.
Illustrate reasonable solution strategies.
Illustrate the use of Haskell in problem-solving, including some "advanced" techniques that aren't really advanced and should be part of every Haskell programmer's repertoire.
I learned a ton of Haskell and a little bit of software engineering I should already have known writing these.
These solutions deserve a much more thorough top-level description than I have the energy to write at this point. I will revise this file in the indefinite future.
I am under no illusions that I am a superior Haskell programmer. Indeed, I suspect certain members of the Haskell community will be more amused than impressed by my fairly straightforward solutions. Feedback and pull requests are extremely welcome! Let me know what I should have done, and I'll try to make it right.
This work is licensed under the "MIT License". Please see
COPYING in the source distribution of this software
for license terms.