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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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: 22
  • Position: #181 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 11
Swap values - 4484 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #86 / 1245
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4643 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #106 / 1858
  • Number of attempts: 2
Split line with dots - 2112 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #66 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 11
Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #383 / 733
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7588 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1458 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 566 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #143 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
VimGolfNight - 507 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #108 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 958 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 3
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 223 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #31 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1959 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: 11
  • Position: #3 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #305 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 7
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #21 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 9
Letter case trickery - 1558 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #63 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3051 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: #530 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1972 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 982 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: 22
  • Position: #230 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2383 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #645 / 721
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2852 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #603 / 743
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 968 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #59 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove noise from HTTP log - 666 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #183 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4963 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #214 / 1712
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove dupes from array - 1308 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: 23
  • Position: #200 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 341 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #61 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11711 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #207 / 3433
  • Number of attempts: 6

Contributed Challenges

Extract argument from function - 2257 entries

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

Edgar Hipp
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Founder of @beequick, former student at @CentraleLille, leader of docxtemplater.js on @github, @khanacademy fan

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