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Played Challenges

From argument to object - 1225 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4229 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16908 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 7
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 559 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 3962 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2397 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 775 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 687 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 6584 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2516 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2047 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3037 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 257 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2526 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2564 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4427 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10184 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 1805 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 8530 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 30760 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 14691 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 6999 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10565 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5698 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cool or not? - 677 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flip the bit - 88 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2952 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: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11104 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: 6
Put the months in order - 765 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2213 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 2910 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
multiple cursor alternative - 1360 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple format (2) - 256 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5193 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 654 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
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