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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4743 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #889 / 1878
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2308 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #548 / 742
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4785 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #789 / 1584
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1534 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5576 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #608 / 1255
  • Number of attempts: 2
Separating firstname & lastname - 117 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #21 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 531 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #185 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interleave lines - 148 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: 25
  • Position: #20 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1627 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #151 / 440
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 986 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #91 / 282
  • Number of attempts: 3
ASCII box - 325 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #80 / 104
  • 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: #173 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Winning streak - 124 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #11 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactoring useless Method away - 91 entries

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

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #9 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
Condensed Cases - 777 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: #119 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 3
increment by column in XML - 146 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #30 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 402 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #37 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2040 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subtraction - 178 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #22 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #514 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 995 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #146 / 349
  • 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: #12 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 724 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #140 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #103 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1978 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: 12
  • Position: #140 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two become one - 710 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #150 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 859 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #269 / 430
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vim tetris - 352 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #38 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mess in revision history - 1157 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #183 / 245
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 330 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: 30
  • Position: #66 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10615 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #534 / 3662
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3444 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #317 / 692
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 3124 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: 17
  • Position: #826 / 1071
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1365 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hole-in-one - 1012 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #179 / 302
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 646 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #175 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1569 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #202 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2426 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #339 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 2050 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #260 / 644
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #821 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1950 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #277 / 639
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove dupes from array - 1329 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: 17
  • Position: #59 / 329
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1854 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #129 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3278 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #439 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12205 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1285 / 3561
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6500 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #607 / 1599
  • Number of attempts: 4
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