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Played Challenges

That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #607 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #26 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #812 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 752 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: 12
  • Position: #15 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 6
Happy TvvO - 388 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #14 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #45 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #498 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: #171 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 5
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: #421 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #465 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2737 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 2
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