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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33420 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: 29
  • Position: #4855 / 7375
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 18638 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #3043 / 3848
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unsemantic linewrapping - 895 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: 18
  • Position: #214 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4759 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1390 / 1882
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #582 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 10806 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #139 / 3049
  • Number of attempts: 12
Bad Copy Syntax - 2005 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #356 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #256 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3696 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #755 / 833
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7836 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #872 / 1868
  • Number of attempts: 5
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2890 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2174 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: 12
  • Position: #153 / 664
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4266 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #994 / 1187
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2298 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10637 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3179 / 3671
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12863 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2475 / 3948
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 12360 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2754 / 3599
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6660 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #1287 / 1634
  • Number of attempts: 2
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