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Played Challenges

Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #302 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #410 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1653 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #518 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #159 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winning streak - 105 entries

Make the number on each line equal the consecutive L's or W's.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #43 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting database text output - 201 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #14 / 76
  • Number of attempts: 3
Condensed Cases - 735 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: 14
  • Position: #127 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 379 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #68 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2022 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #758 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #282 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 678 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #199 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1089 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #254 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1923 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
  • Position: #465 / 565
  • Number of attempts: 3
Going underground.... - 303 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #29 / 120
  • Number of attempts: 6
Split the words - 346 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #52 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #34 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 9
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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
  • Position: #378 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #196 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4868 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1125 / 1691
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1857 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #567 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 3
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