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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4800 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1380 / 1588
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 939 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: 45
  • Position: #258 / 365
  • Number of attempts: 4
The holy-grail may help - 352 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #190 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1916 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #170 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 6
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 303 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 165
  • Position: #121 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 665 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #95 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1289 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #8 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 463 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #193 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 1014 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #253 / 338
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 579 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #197 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 714 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: 31
  • Position: #230 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 4
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 187 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #52 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat most common surnames - 654 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #167 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1490 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #473 / 561
  • Number of attempts: 3
Deleting folded text - 341 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 92
  • Position: #113 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1334 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #410 / 532
  • Number of attempts: 6
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3360 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #627 / 739
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12330 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #748 / 3592
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6616 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #1544 / 1627
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Reformat most common surnames - 654 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 187 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

Make Fancy Header - 1014 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

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