Working through with Apple Shortcuts app!

It's supposed to be used for getting some simple repetitive tasks automated by giving some control on Siri and your iOS device, but given that it has a few simple programming language features, I thought it may be fun to try and do some AoC puzzles with it :D

Its "library" of functions in terms of text/data manipulation is rather limited compared to popular languages, so I'm mostly relying on regex to get the job done, and it does work! That said, this thing is extremely hard to debug -- I can't dump print statements everywhere and "comment" them out to remove some temporarily. Plus, it takes literally forever to run when I give it real puzzle inputs.

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