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Interweave two blocks of text - 641 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #156 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
Block Fun 1 - 190 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #31 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 157 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #72 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dehamlizing - 184 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #13 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 506 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #61 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2487 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #187 / 748
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 824 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #89 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2966 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #296 / 772
  • Number of attempts: 1
constructor - 181 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #11 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 5045 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #36 / 1742
  • Number of attempts: 7
The meaning - 566 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #18 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 977 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #60 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replacing some words - 420 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #73 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
formatted text to markdown - 184 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

  • Best score: 70
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #23 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1955 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #215 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line Zipper - 454 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #89 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 97 entries

Same class but reverse!

  • Best score: 80
  • Best player score: 121
  • Position: #19 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 454 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #33 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 3
imports alignment (python) - 663 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #165 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 392 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #69 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 346 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #12 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 4
Insert a Markdown link - 434 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #79 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1867 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #219 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Java Array2List - 227 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #48 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 842 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #124 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 1009 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #255 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #220 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 574 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #49 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 342 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #51 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 571 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #72 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1435 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #40 / 396
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3505 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #429 / 757
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12480 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2870 / 3623
  • Number of attempts: 1
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