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Refactor typescript arrow function type - 158 entries

Make arrow function type less verbose and easier to read

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28331 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 5171 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 15250 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 13485 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1563 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1380 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line under headers - 1076 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 821 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 541 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 538 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11693 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9989 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4223 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2452 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2885 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values inside brackets - 1993 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2505 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 6347 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2328 entries

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  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
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