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Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #132 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interweave two blocks of text - 546 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #88 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 1
Recursively Palindrome - 230 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #17 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 4
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 179 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

  • Best score: 65
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #8 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 5
Sort the cardinal numbers - 256 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #82 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 413 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #65 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 2
PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 84 entries

Same class but reverse!

  • Best score: 80
  • Best player score: 106
  • Position: #12 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabetize the directory - 261 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #89 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data - 188 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #20 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 4
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 129 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #21 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #172 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shebangs for all - 1749 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #95 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 8
Letters are numbers - 127 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #27 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #196 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 251 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #20 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 4
Compile C - 300 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #40 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 553 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #32 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 9
Remember FizzBuzz? - 558 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #94 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #59 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 3
Deleting folded text - 281 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #41 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #139 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #29 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #776 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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