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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 10
Config Sections - 25 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 5
Refactor static member invocation - 180 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two become one - 682 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 7
Complete the hex array data - 186 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 7
Saving the hashes(#) - 1806 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 9
attr_aligner - 3081 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 12
replacing each line of a block selection - 2591 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mess in revision history - 1008 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Basic renumbering - 4841 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 9
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4122 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 12742 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 7
vim1001 - 243 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 186 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1450 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: 2
Refactor to Helpers - 45 entries

This Rails partial is almost all template escapes. Put it into a helper, and refactor each case to methods so we can build out the controls for each. (I've converted to tabs - fighting with Vimgolf's default config shouldn't be part of the challenge.)

  • Best score: 147
  • Best player score: 407
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9691 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 655 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1805 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: 8
Extract argument from function - 2049 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 13
Rail fence transposition cipher - 63 entries

Solve a rail fence transposition cipher using vim. This ciphertext was created using two rails. Use vim to transpose the text and recover the original quote.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11376 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 18
Condensed Cases - 700 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: 9
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1035 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Lisp Condense - 391 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9733 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4210 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shift down - 179 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 2692 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10680 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 129 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Where should I put the Newline? - 803 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 893 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
120 Degrees - 370 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2834 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: 6
Pretty format for variable declarations - 128 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
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