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From argument to object

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

Start file
organize(cupboard, 3, 2);
prioritize(bureau, 8, 7);
realize(bannister, 4, 4);
moralize(railing, 3,9);
End file
cupboard.organize(3, 2);
bureau.prioritize(8, 7);
bannister.realize(4, 4);
railing.moralize(3,9);

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1,4c1,4
< organize(cupboard, 3, 2);
< prioritize(bureau, 8, 7);
< realize(bannister, 4, 4);
< moralize(railing, 3,9);
---
> cupboard.organize(3, 2);
> bureau.prioritize(8, 7);
> bannister.realize(4, 4);
> railing.moralize(3,9);

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#220 Ildar Gilfanov / Ildar_Razin - Score: 21 - 07/22/17 @ 05:53
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#221 Anton Outkine / AOutkine - Score: 21 - 08/07/17 @ 02:21
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#222 Brandon Height / Lask0x - Score: 21 - 08/08/17 @ 01:08
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#223 Cheer / yougec - Score: 21 - 08/11/17 @ 02:49
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#224 Alejandro Catalina / AleexCatalina - Score: 21 - 09/13/17 @ 18:17
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#225 James Houghton / jamesthoughton - Score: 21 - 09/16/17 @ 21:21
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#226 jirgn / jirgn - Score: 21 - 09/17/17 @ 19:30
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#227 Joe Reddington / joereddington - Score: 21 - 11/14/17 @ 11:59
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#228 h43z / h43z - Score: 21 - 01/04/18 @ 15:14
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#229 c0llision / 0xc0llision - Score: 21 - 01/26/18 @ 10:41
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#230 phucvin / phucvin - Score: 21 - 02/14/18 @ 16:30
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#231 서강훈 / shirano150 - Score: 21 - 04/03/18 @ 07:53
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#232 joshuathurston1 / joshuathurston1 - Score: 22 - 06/07/17 @ 23:10
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#233 Tallak Tveide / tallakt - Score: 22 - 06/20/17 @ 07:30
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#234 Mayank Suman / mayank_suman - Score: 22 - 06/24/17 @ 15:29
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#235 grigouille / grigouille2 - Score: 22 - 06/25/17 @ 19:47
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#236 Ben Hill / KaizenSoze70 - Score: 22 - 06/29/17 @ 11:59
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#237 Benjamin Unger / Ben_Unger - Score: 22 - 08/16/17 @ 19:35
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#238 Cyrus Nikolaidis / CyrusNikolaidis - Score: 22 - 08/21/17 @ 01:39
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#239 ryuugekisya / ryuugekisya - Score: 22 - 11/04/17 @ 10:16
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#240 George Angelopoulos / g_usermod - Score: 22 - 11/21/17 @ 09:43
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#241 cds / cdsudama - Score: 22 - 04/12/18 @ 02:38
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#242 nomsayin / nomsayin - Score: 22 - 04/16/18 @ 03:25
qqf ldT(^PXs.<Esc>j^q3@qZZ

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#243 Ara Hacopian / ahacop - Score: 23 - 06/07/17 @ 20:58
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#244 Ayman Farhat / aymanfarhat - Score: 23 - 06/09/17 @ 09:25
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#245 Patrick Sanan / patricksanan - Score: 23 - 06/13/17 @ 13:48
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#246 samullman / samullman - Score: 23 - 06/20/17 @ 07:07
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#247 Stop and think / ms_uncountable - Score: 23 - 07/07/17 @ 14:51
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#248 Brony PlusOne / BronyPlusOne - Score: 23 - 08/04/17 @ 23:29
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#249 Daniel / 0x9ABC - Score: 23 - 08/14/17 @ 20:02
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#250 Daniel de Vries / devries_d - Score: 23 - 02/12/18 @ 15:55
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#251 Adam Bozanich / abozanich - Score: 24 - 06/08/17 @ 01:24
qq0"adwxwc2l.<C-R>a(<Esc>jq3@qZZ

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#252 Meriadec Pillet / loomisBroom - Score: 24 - 06/18/17 @ 17:03
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#253 lpag / lpag_ai - Score: 24 - 06/25/17 @ 22:03
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#254 korneev alexey / kornei4 - Score: 25 - 06/08/17 @ 08:40
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#255 Sébastien Canart / kokotchY - Score: 25 - 10/28/17 @ 09:10
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#256 Dmitry Ilyin / widgetii - Score: 25 - 05/05/18 @ 20:05
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#257 Arch Menzies / ArchMenzies - Score: 26 - 06/14/17 @ 15:47
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#258 Damien BRY ⚡️ / orbmancer - Score: 26 - 10/10/17 @ 08:38
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#259 Tim Varley / varleti - Score: 26 - 11/08/17 @ 20:50
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#260 Nikola Dodik / dodiknikola - Score: 27 - 11/14/17 @ 16:46
qqf(ld2w0Ps<BS>.<Esc>j0q@q@@@@:wq<CR>

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#261 chamow / sbakeugs - Score: 28 - 06/22/17 @ 07:41
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#262 Tom Taylor / larsonsduck - Score: 28 - 07/14/17 @ 14:39
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#263 Eric Ahlberg / e_ahlberg - Score: 28 - 11/23/17 @ 20:26
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#264 Sebastian / echsberde - Score: 30 - 08/20/17 @ 21:53
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#265 Jeff / RealJeffIrwin - Score: 30 - 09/28/17 @ 20:01
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#266 Jye Sawtell-Rickson / jsawtellrickson - Score: 31 - 06/18/17 @ 08:39
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#267 Daniel Casadevall / DCasadevallPino - Score: 32 - 06/13/17 @ 23:54
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#268 Stuart Freeman / seriouslyuguys - Score: 32 - 08/23/17 @ 18:14
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#269 Anoop Kumar / anooplive - Score: 33 - 06/09/17 @ 18:20
:%s/\(.*\)(\(.\{-}\), /\2.\1(/<CR>ZZ

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#270 Ryan Tran / BlueAccords - Score: 33 - 10/19/17 @ 20:01
:%s/\(.*\)(\(.\{-}\), /\2.\1(/<CR>ZZ

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#271 toddagibson / toddagibson - Score: 38 - 06/07/17 @ 19:08
:% s/^\([^(]*\)(\([^,]*\), /\2.\1(/<CR>ZZ

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#272 Richard_ / richardwlaub - Score: 54 - 06/15/17 @ 19:02
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#273 Steven Oxley / xonev - Score: 80 - 06/09/17 @ 05:24
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#274 William Dankspeare / will_dankspeare - Score: 81 - 06/29/17 @ 17:31
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#241 - cds / cdsudama

04/12/2018 at 02:38AM

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#242 - nomsayin / nomsayin

04/16/2018 at 03:25AM

23
#243 - Ara Hacopian / ahacop

06/07/2017 at 08:58PM

23
#244 - Ayman Farhat / aymanfarhat

06/09/2017 at 09:25AM

23
#245 - Patrick Sanan / patricksanan

06/13/2017 at 01:48PM

23
#246 - samullman / samullman

06/20/2017 at 07:07AM

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#247 - Stop and think / ms_uncountable

07/07/2017 at 02:51PM

23
#248 - Brony PlusOne / BronyPlusOne

08/04/2017 at 11:29PM

23
#249 - Daniel / 0x9ABC

08/14/2017 at 08:02PM

23
#250 - Daniel de Vries / devries_d

02/12/2018 at 03:55PM

24
#251 - Adam Bozanich / abozanich

06/08/2017 at 01:24AM

24
#252 - Meriadec Pillet / loomisBroom

06/18/2017 at 05:03PM

24
#253 - lpag / lpag_ai

06/25/2017 at 10:03PM

25
#254 - korneev alexey / kornei4

06/08/2017 at 08:40AM

25
#255 - Sébastien Canart / kokotchY

10/28/2017 at 09:10AM

25
#256 - Dmitry Ilyin / widgetii

05/05/2018 at 08:05PM

26
#257 - Arch Menzies / ArchMenzies

06/14/2017 at 03:47PM

26
#258 - Damien BRY ⚡️ / orbmancer

10/10/2017 at 08:38AM

26
#259 - Tim Varley / varleti

11/08/2017 at 08:50PM

27
#260 - Nikola Dodik / dodiknikola

11/14/2017 at 04:46PM

28
#261 - chamow / sbakeugs

06/22/2017 at 07:41AM

28
#262 - Tom Taylor / larsonsduck

07/14/2017 at 02:39PM

28
#263 - Eric Ahlberg / e_ahlberg

11/23/2017 at 08:26PM

30
#264 - Sebastian / echsberde

08/20/2017 at 09:53PM

30
#265 - Jeff / RealJeffIrwin

09/28/2017 at 08:01PM

31
#266 - Jye Sawtell-Rickson / jsawtellrickson

06/18/2017 at 08:39AM

32
#267 - Daniel Casadevall / DCasadevallPino

06/13/2017 at 11:54PM

32
#268 - Stuart Freeman / seriouslyuguys

08/23/2017 at 06:14PM

33
#269 - Anoop Kumar / anooplive

06/09/2017 at 06:20PM

33
#270 - Ryan Tran / BlueAccords

10/19/2017 at 08:01PM