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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #990 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2314 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #426 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #963 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2556 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #425 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #159 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5587 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #846 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 769 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #99 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 158 entries

This is some kind of « paste -d'\n' c b a ». There are many ways to achieve this.. just find the shortest!

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #22 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 4
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #25 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 4
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #237 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 2
Not enough Ps - 66 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1 / 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill visual area - 82 entries

Just have fun!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #13 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 996 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #83 / 284
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shuffled numbers - 234 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #59 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 447 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #48 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 407 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #74 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1512 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 5
learn vim in short time - 232 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #68 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3176 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #534 / 1129
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 1001 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #210 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 732 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #165 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 863 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #339 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3125 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
  • Position: #608 / 1072
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1428 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #95 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12290 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2017 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 6
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