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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32745 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: 28
  • Position: #4204 / 7235
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1086 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3232 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4596 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1253 / 1837
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #449 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2773 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #535 / 676
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2751 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #253 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2186 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #656 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 2
Start coding format - 128 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #63 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1124 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11074 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3441 / 4088
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #337 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 3
For all cases. - 121 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #78 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 815 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #199 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 288 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #104 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Nesting SASS - 246 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #80 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7413 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1275 / 2010
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting a glossary - 106 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #70 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 846 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #144 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4146 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1076 / 1159
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 482 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #311 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 427 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #205 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactoring useless Method away - 89 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 113
  • Position: #31 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 731 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: 21
  • Position: #208 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3547 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 212 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #103 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change name of a variable - 154 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #104 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor static member invocation - 187 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #58 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1081 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #274 / 286
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10507 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3240 / 3626
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2898 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 250 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #166 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Lots of function arguments - 73 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #39 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1441 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #350 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2300 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #513 / 701
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 912 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #366 / 374
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4863 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1171 / 1688
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 515 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #275 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1260 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #223 / 321
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1719 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #350 / 458
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #241 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #212 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1272 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #415 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1567 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5800 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #1273 / 1437
  • Number of attempts: 1
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