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Played Challenges

Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Restore order to the alphabet - 159 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 729 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 731 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3242 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 904 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5692 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12073 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line 'em up! - 280 entries

It can be so hard to keep everything neatly lined-up. Somebody clearly hasn't bothered here. Tidy it up, please!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4444 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2944 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5136 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11054 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2886 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14483 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4663 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 922 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2134 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 292 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 199 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3926 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 739 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10144 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4374 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Entries sort - 71 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2389 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1479 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10444 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1872 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
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