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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 545 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #52 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #616 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1057 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 881 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #250 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2607 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #505 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2074 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 2
Exchanging Quotes - 788 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #155 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 413 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #108 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate English Alphabets - 427 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #94 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 4
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #332 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #75 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assignment Alignment - 738 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #132 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 880 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #190 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #9 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment, increment, increment.... - 534 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #159 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1178 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #298 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 548 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #94 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 553 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #101 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 558 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #102 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #372 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1133 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #61 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 472 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #82 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1074 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #224 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 653 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #69 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #327 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 846 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #179 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #2966 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #774 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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