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Played Challenges

simple format - 2377 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python challenge - 79 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 4
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 266 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 6
convert yml into java pojo field - 620 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24051 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: 2
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 1331 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1051 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple format (2) - 220 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 2957 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 17
Team names - 1397 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Put the months in order - 373 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1282 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 358 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4511 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 12
switch variable - 4251 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3801 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1029 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 13
Delete to the end of the current line - 385 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1475 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
unknown command - 107 entries

I want change 5 words

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 5791 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3411 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9382 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8983 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 10849 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5464 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 7
Every other line - 2042 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 10
Com(m)a Trouble - 1277 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10282 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Copy three lines - 1983 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
-a-b-c- - 2530 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 12155 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Santa's naughty / nice list - 52 entries

Christmas is here and Santa hasn't decided who's naughty or nice yet. He's given a list of names to his programmer friend to quickly split the children into naughty and nice. Hint: There's a hidden pattern that might be familiar.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 1794 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11381 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 9
Array transposition - 1515 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 20
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