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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: #1969 / 7384
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18673 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #986 / 3852
  • Number of attempts: 9
Unsemantic linewrapping - 901 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
  • Position: #51 / 226
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #201 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 866 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #31 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1203 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #24 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add semicolons - 10831 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #281 / 3055
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 2009 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #139 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3556 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #319 / 1151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3709 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #76 / 838
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7849 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #221 / 1870
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11380 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1306 / 4174
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 2023 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #55 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15946 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #949 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 11
Words in parens - 12868 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1039 / 3950
  • Number of attempts: 4
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