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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5524 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two become one - 676 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: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 295 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 981 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactoring useless Method away - 78 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 5
attr_aligner - 3040 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vim tetris - 338 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Separating firstname & lastname - 102 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Going underground.... - 291 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subtraction - 147 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 936 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4682 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1743 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2804 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1382 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1197 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2126 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 641 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4342 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3973 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 582 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2557 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9421 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 125 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1016 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change name of a variable - 146 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Winning streak - 105 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 867 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 354 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1769 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
increment by column in XML - 140 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 458 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1761 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1841 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9599 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4166 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2635 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10535 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
Words in parens - 11169 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 12148 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 798 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 878 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
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