Just a short post to share that I started a github repository of my Advent of Code 2017 Solutions, as I write them!
I also am including my reflections and explanations on my solutions, explaining my thought processes and how the solutions work.
Yes I definitely spent a bit too much time writing the executable, which is an automated (cached) downloader, test suite runner (on sample inputs), and benchmark suite.
I originally was only going to casually try the problems (like I did last year), but I hit a decent global rank by accident on Day 4 (which was very suited for Haskell!), and since then I’ve been taking things seriously to try to aim for the global leaderboard (top 100). This is a struggle for me because I’m not really the fastest algorithm person, but I think it’s a fun goal for me to try to hit this year.