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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: #353 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 7
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #377 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #324 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1820 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #492 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 10
comments galore - 956 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #322 / 406
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 361 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #4 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 735 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: 14
  • Position: #133 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #923 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1487 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #342 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 1
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