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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #1996 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #967 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 8
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #179 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2748 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #648 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add string initializers to an enum - 765 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #132 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10539 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #321 / 2988
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2098 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #552 / 622
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3376 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #82 / 760
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #240 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #50 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1317 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #248 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7520 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #509 / 2043
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 2093 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: #217 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1918 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #237 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #190 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #399 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #270 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1457 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1035 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hole-in-one - 973 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #582 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 2
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