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Simple, Practical, and Common - 25767 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: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 545 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 13430 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 664 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 177 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 6
Unsemantic linewrapping - 322 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10554 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 673 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11201 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 1855 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1888 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 2844 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII-art Histogram - 151 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 62
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 3582 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 6
Basic renumbering - 4691 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 12173 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9621 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 1640 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
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