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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4462 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Satisfy the go linter - 861 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4261 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 814 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 796 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 22
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 10705 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 175 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirrored text - 157 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 6822 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 17278 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3169 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python: Def to Lambda - 78 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 618 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2556 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 698 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 4423 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 1441 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
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