# advent-of-code

Jakub Gwóźdź

12/06/2023, 1:12 PM
my first AoC, in 2019 (THE INTCODE ONE ❤️ ), I did with BigInteger at first, then after finishing everything, I did a little unnecessary rework and changed everything to Long, as in anybody cares 🙂 I don’t think there was ever a puzzle when Long was not enough? Or was it?


12/06/2023, 1:41 PM
no, there wasn't. Eric intentionally designs these challenges to be tractable in a wide range of languages, including some that only have fixed-sized integers (e.g. and others that only have floating (e.g. JS)
which basically means there's always an approach that can stay within -2^53..2^53 (although there may be other approaches that don't)
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Charles Flynn

12/06/2023, 10:23 PM
2019 was my first AoC too. I miss the int code computer and the way it was built up throughout the days. I'd assumed they always did something like that and was disappointed when that wasn't the case. Last year early on there was a filesystem type puzzle. Had me thinking that might be our project for the year but alas no :(