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Played Challenges

Vertical Limit - 2268 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Inconsistent real estate paste - 152 entries

Format a hand-typed real estate listing that uses inconsistent punctuation into four sections

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Switch function arguments - 1905 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
replacing each line of a block selection - 2706 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 8
Generate English Alphabets - 425 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 4
Insert a Markdown link - 392 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat some Python - 534 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 492 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 602 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4482 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get rid of html tags - 319 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1270 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1113 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11232 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
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