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Simple, Practical, and Common - 26826 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: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reorder the groups - 697 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 2104 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 14196 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 11
Unsemantic linewrapping - 470 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2179 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 1293 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: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9687 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 4365 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

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