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Played Challenges

Change double quotes to single quotes, but with a twist - 188 entries

Although this challenge is in the context of a Python function, you don't need to know Python to do this challenge. It is to add contexts and interesting constraints. The file contains a function that prints a multi-line string literal. I wrote the string literal with double quotes, but then I decided to use single quotes instead, and that's your challenge. However, interestingly enough, the string itself contains single and double quotes. This means, inside the string literal, the originally escaped double quotes no longer need to be escaped, but the single quotes now need to be escaped. Note that the triple double quotes in the docstring should be left alone.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 3654 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 10
Satisfy the go linter - 1468 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: 10
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 867 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32691 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 15
Swap values - 4383 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5736 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 12
One number per line - 18196 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values inside brackets - 2403 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2698 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10414 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 14
Com(m)a Trouble - 3271 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Box it - 7606 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Every other line - 2775 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 83
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1752 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 903 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15637 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10509 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12676 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Alphabet soup - 312 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 6
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