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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33032 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: #722 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #124 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1353 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #427 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 4
Copy three lines - 2819 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #214 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 2
Start coding format - 134 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #59 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #773 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 2
7th Birthday - 183 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #14 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 5
Order and join - 900 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #166 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array of characters - 135 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #12 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 5
comments galore - 982 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #209 / 414
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4203 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #260 / 1173
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 962 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #163 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #493 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 6
Mess in revision history - 1151 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #88 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 11
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #713 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vertical Limit - 2386 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #359 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4974 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #445 / 1715
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make it more readable - 1923 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #290 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11770 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1507 / 3449
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6142 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #690 / 1515
  • Number of attempts: 6
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