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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 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: 28
  • Position: #4286 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4543 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1111 / 1257
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 18616 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3303 / 3842
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1275 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2125 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #456 / 630
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2886 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #556 / 700
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy three lines - 2840 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #261 / 635
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 19
  • Position: #678 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 2
Start coding format - 147 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #70 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1189 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11360 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3503 / 4164
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1805 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #349 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 3
For all cases. - 141 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #92 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 2
Missing Library and a Typo - 856 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #208 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple addition - 310 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #116 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 1
Nesting SASS - 261 entries

Move a block inside another block and indent it

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #86 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7803 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1317 / 2100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting a glossary - 123 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #78 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 956 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #161 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4264 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1103 / 1186
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 536 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #330 / 343
  • 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: 10
  • Position: #213 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactoring useless Method away - 91 entries

Real-life challenge, convert a bunch of ifs to a switch statement

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 113
  • Position: #32 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 788 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: 21
  • Position: #224 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3609 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 232 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #103 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change name of a variable - 169 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #104 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 1
Refactor static member invocation - 198 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #61 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #279 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3280 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12858 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2936 / 3946
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 280 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #166 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Lots of function arguments - 102 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #46 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1581 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #372 / 439
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2440 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #539 / 737
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 1005 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #395 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5036 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1204 / 1736
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 558 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #275 / 356
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1336 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #231 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1912 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: 18
  • Position: #372 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1286 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #241 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 460 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #231 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1476 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #462 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12286 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1616 / 3581
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6558 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #1400 / 1615
  • Number of attempts: 1
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