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Todo list specification - 293 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 208 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1006 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 482 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
For all cases. - 105 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1080 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Un"finnish"ed Work - 102 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 469 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 181 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 25288 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert Application Output to CSV - 118 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 490 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 12988 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add Go XML to structure tags - 128 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1110 entries

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?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
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