My latest question was well received but has sat idle for a few days now. That's pretty much what I'd expect, since it's quite involved, but I was hoping it might get at least 1 answer over the week.
I have my own solution which I created before posting the question to check if there were any gotchya's I'd need to take account of, and I've done some basic golfing so it could even be a contender itself.
My original intent was to post this after getting a couple of answers, but I'm wondering if posting it early might help to kick-start others (giving a sample of how it can be done in one language may help implementations in others). Of course the alternative is that having an answer may discourage others from bothering.
I've seen on meta that it's generally considered best to wait at least a day before self-answering, but I don't know how this scales to more complex challenges.
Has anybody experienced this? Is it better to post now, or wait longer?