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Played Challenges

Start coding format - 128 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 957 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 17680 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7215 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32018 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mute the second method of this script - 420 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 729 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15265 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2411 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3008 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1884 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2146 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1481 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2973 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 160 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1766 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 6
HTML to Haml - 758 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 859 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: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
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