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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4534 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1344 / 1507
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 869 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #124 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 5
Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #35 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #176 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 3
CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 100
  • Position: #28 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 870 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #16 / 581
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 566 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #63 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #62 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #353 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 368 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #86 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 82 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #31 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #6 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #6 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #119 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat some Python - 547 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #178 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 542 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #128 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1282 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #199 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 1
Marian Schubert
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(Functional) Programmer with passion for his craft. Constantly trying to improve.

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