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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #1341 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 12
Swap values - 4482 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #228 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18426 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #481 / 3799
  • Number of attempts: 14
Swap values inside brackets - 2437 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #415 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #560 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 5
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2763 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #78 / 818
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #2 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3438 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #12 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 9
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #23 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 10
Cool or not? - 761 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #5 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 11
multiple cursor alternative - 1448 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #52 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 5
From argument to object - 1433 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #90 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 5
Every other line - 2839 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #220 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 18
Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #225 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 7
Number Sort - 291 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #23 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1097 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1780 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #144 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 519 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #29 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #115 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #363 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 7
One to Ten - 2113 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #71 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 606 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #119 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #109 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 11
Collect List - 4190 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #367 / 1169
  • Number of attempts: 10
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #741 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 9
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2281 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1638 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 4
Santa's naughty / nice list - 77 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #21 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11705 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #531 / 3430
  • Number of attempts: 4
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