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Played Challenges

Make HTML List - 910 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5527 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace and keep the case - 347 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3040 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1016 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2126 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2545 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
camel riding - 693 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1382 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 12173 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 7
Collect List - 3553 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 923 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add to end of each line... kinda - 264 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 701 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9428 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1448 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: 4
Shebangs for all - 1599 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
  • Number of attempts: 9
That hyphen - 2205 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 6
Mute the second method of this script - 412 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 908 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 878 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Where should I put the Newline? - 798 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 3977 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4345 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 6071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Switch function arguments - 1843 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4170 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2637 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1294 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1775 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
  • Number of attempts: 10
Extract argument from function - 2019 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 2807 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: 4
Wilmer Bandres
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