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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5464 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 2957 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2099 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 459 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make HTML List - 875 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Angular naming conventions - 262 entries

In angular, a directive name follows the camelCase convention. When the directive is used in an HTML template, the words are instead separated by a dash. Go from to the other the fastest!

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1338 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2478 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24063 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 845 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Align commas - 820 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3411 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 487 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2726 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: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirrored text - 153 entries

backward and forward, and long enough to be challenging

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2125 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 12160 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 694 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3801 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 4
Paragraph sort - 309 entries

My large herbivorous mammals, Vim commands, and POSIX utilities need to be sorted separately.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4251 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1426 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Aligning function arguments to match a specific coding style - 151 entries

Most projects have specific coding style guidelines. In this case, the argument list must be broken into a new line for each argument, with the argument names right aligned, taking into account pointers.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Extract argument from function - 1987 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1711 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
Just the middle - 8983 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 675 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 10855 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 896 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3420 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
underscore_to_camelCase - 137 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2531 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10283 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
Switch function arguments - 1815 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4021 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9385 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11390 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 5806 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4514 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 680 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
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