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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1604 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #145 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #418 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #99 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #3663 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make HTML List - 987 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #208 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add to end of each line... kinda - 290 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #65 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #432 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #34 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replace and keep the case - 395 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #101 / 111
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 781 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #194 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1019 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #43 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1595 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #43 / 434
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #101 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 758 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: 12
  • Position: #37 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #314 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #137 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #77 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 7
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #266 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: 11
  • Position: #54 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 10
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #163 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #586 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1553 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
  • Position: #133 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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
  • Position: #216 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1510 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #293 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1015 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #89 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2369 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #39 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2800 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #77 / 735
  • Number of attempts: 7
Switch function arguments - 1982 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #541 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4944 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #382 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 6
Shebangs for all - 1777 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: 11
  • Position: #37 / 468
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #901 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wilmer Bandres
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