re: AoC Day 1: Chronal Calibration VIEW POST

re: I wanted to solve these ones in bash, which I've been focussing on learning lately. First challenge was great, found a simple oneliner: echo $((...

Woah, this is awesome! Yeah the second parts always seem to need some fancier algorithmic trick to speed them up.

You might look into using an associative array, as those provide a much faster lookup time and you don’t have to loop through every value each time? I don’t know if that will be enough though.


Unfortunately, associative arrays only appeared in Bash4. That's fine for Linux, but doesn't appear on Macs unless you manually install it (boo!).

Good caveat to note, thanks!

P.S. Getting Bash 4 on MacOS is a very good idea 😬

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