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Played Challenges

Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1024 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 695 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 874 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1001 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Words in parens - 11286 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2153 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 910 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4191 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9677 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4059 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1407 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1843 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 885 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
From A to B - 496 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2827 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26382 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
Letter case trickery - 1450 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1791 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 697 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6177 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1765 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
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