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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5570 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1451 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 27223 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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2732 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1325 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Don't know what this is - 1809 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2061 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4155 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4453 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1035 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1857 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9782 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make it more readable - 1775 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2845 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11449 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1015 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2168 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Insert a Markdown link - 387 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Saving the hashes(#) - 1806 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3087 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1754 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two become one - 682 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: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
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