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Played Challenges

Add fold markers to a .c file - 443 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 627 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2826 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 726 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 330 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4385 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11277 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9544 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1080 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Nesting SASS - 228 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 814 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1096 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9657 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5551 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 910 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10601 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Ruby 1.9 compat - 557 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 495 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1028 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: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 12455 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1894 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1018 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Change the content of a string - 1247 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2574 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
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