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Played Challenges

HS exam question - 500 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 102
  • Position: #101 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat symbols in list - 439 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #30 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 7
hello-world-vimgolf - 1665 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #284 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 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: #402 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18435 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1542 / 3801
  • Number of attempts: 6
That hyphen - 2512 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #535 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1765 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 7
SQL to YAML - 45 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

  • Best score: 72
  • Best player score: 96
  • Position: #15 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
camel riding - 747 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #87 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 6
readability - 309 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #97 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3125 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #470 / 1114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Count both ways - 966 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #62 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #105 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #48 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 14
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: 13
  • Position: #376 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 15
  • Position: #398 / 1050
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #250 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1168 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6070 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #944 / 1497
  • Number of attempts: 4
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