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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33483 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
  • Position: #405 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 8
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #555 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18672 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #5 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4770 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1540 / 1887
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2337 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #101 / 750
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2572 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #30 / 698
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #615 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7864 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1028 / 2114
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #24 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 3
Condensed Cases - 794 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #154 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pretty format for variable declarations - 156 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #9 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #30 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3183 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #769 / 1132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #18 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 6
Gray area - 745 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #51 / 270
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1996 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #29 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10652 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #527 / 3677
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #239 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 7
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #459 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #336 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 4
Numbering a List - 1867 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #100 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 12467 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #304 / 3621
  • Number of attempts: 4
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