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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 597 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #348 / 358
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #722 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 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: 45
  • Position: #261 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1240 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replacing some words - 417 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #89 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make it more readable - 1905 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #406 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1290 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: 25
  • Position: #231 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 2
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 502 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #94 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 436 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #165 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
expand a list comprehension (python) - 291 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #87 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 329 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #112 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #407 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1172 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: 21
  • Position: #365 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 934 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: #246 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letters are numbers - 138 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #58 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 591 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #195 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #399 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 474 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #172 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #217 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1354 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #223 / 522
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #577 / 667
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1996 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
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