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Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 434 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #24 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 4
Lowercase first characters - 324 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #97 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: #1964 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18367 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2926 / 3786
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 10
  • Position: #116 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1393 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 759 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #71 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 9
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1106 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #22 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1079 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1926 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #126 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 7
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #658 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2912 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1288 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #168 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 2
One to Ten - 2091 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: #198 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 7
Line under headers - 1911 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #203 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reorder the groups - 1109 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #224 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1350 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 5
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