Learnings from day 8 for advent of code in nickel:
`array.fold` is slow on larger lists in nickel. Very slow.
Time to process day 8's input into a list of ~10k numbers: 2 seconds & ~250MiB of ram
Time to find the max in that list using `array.foldl num.max 0 list`: oomkilled after 2 hours for using >60GiB of ram
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Or oops, there was a methodology error in there.
The first one is 2 minutes and ~4GiB of ram, not 2s. I was accidentally leaving part of it un-evaluated.
Still, a darn sight better than the foldl bit.
Ultimately I ended up with this non-foldl max https://github.com/euank/advent-of-nickel-2022/blob/689b48a0b/lib.ncl#L33-L38 ... that ended up being plenty fast.