AoC Day2 – Bathroom Security

This is the puzzle for Day 2 of Advent Of Code 2016.  All of my code for this day can be found in my Day 2 Repository

You arrive at Easter Bunny Headquarters under cover of darkness. However, you left in such a rush that you forgot to use the bathroom! Fancy office buildings like this one usually have keypad locks on their bathrooms, so you search the front desk for the code.

“In order to improve security,” the document you find says, “bathroom codes will no longer be written down. Instead, please memorize and follow the procedure below to access the bathrooms.”

The document goes on to explain that each button to be pressed can be found by starting on the previous button and moving to adjacent buttons on the keypad: U moves up, D moves down, L moves left, and R moves right. Each line of instructions corresponds to one button, starting at the previous button (or, for the first line, the “5” button); press whatever button you’re on at the end of each line. If a move doesn’t lead to a button, ignore it.

You can’t hold it much longer, so you decide to figure out the code as you walk to the bathroom. You picture a keypad like this:

What is the bathroom code?

My input for this puzzle is this:

Since I knew that each direction would need its own rules, I decided to make a method for each and follow the instructions one by one:

The methods just had to implement the rules to move around the keypad, and stop at the edges:

This returned the code for the bathroom after following the instructions.  Then Part 2 changed the keypad:

You finally arrive at the bathroom (it’s a several minute walk from the lobby so visitors can behold the many fancy conference rooms and water coolers on this floor) and go to punch in the code. Much to your bladder’s dismay, the keypad is not at all like you imagined it. Instead, you are confronted with the result of hundreds of man-hours of bathroom-keypad-design meetings:

You still start at “5” and stop when you’re at an edge, but given the same instructions as above, the outcome is very different.  Using the same instructions in your puzzle input, what is the correct bathroom code?

Since I had already broken the directions out into their own methods, this just meant changing the rules a bit:

Again, correctly returning the code for the bathroom keypad.  Whew!

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