This thread is a spinoff from the previous forum’s Weekend Coding thread.
[SuperPichu](http://forum.frontrowcrew.com/discussion/comment/553845/#Comment_553845) Also that advent calendar thing is fun. I just finished the first day. I made a leaderboard. `111686-e01a629f` is the join code
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[sK0pe](http://forum.frontrowcrew.com/discussion/comment/554833/#Comment_554833) I must have missed that post, anyways, I added myself.
I tried doing yesterday’s solution with an iterative deepening DLS but retreated to the more familiar BFS. I still think if I go back to it and rewrite the algorithm looking for the min string length I could get it to work. I’m also almost sure that it requires less code than the BFS, however I can’t just go on a hunch.
Doing these in Python kind of makes me appreciate how easy and necessary a scripting language is. Cryptography is so simple (concise?) in comparison to C.
The lack of a standard format is kind of weird so I’m not sure of what best practice is, I’ve just been reading in input via file opening rather than reading in from stdin which is what I usually do.
It took me maybe a day or two to get comfortable enough to ditch an IDE and get back to writing in a text editor.