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Played Challenges

Fix the shell script! - 977 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #125 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 933 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #259 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lowercase first characters - 357 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #89 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 161 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #86 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32903 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: 28
  • Position: #4176 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2072 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 7
multiple cursor alternative - 1447 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #273 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1262 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #263 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3441 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 3
For all cases. - 127 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #49 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a table - 302 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #82 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
Order and join - 877 entries

There's something special about the input order.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #195 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #251 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
Not enough Ps - 65 entries

Different type of code

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #19 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
Greek column realign - 42 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #17 / 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15727 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2162 / 4113
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 14
  • Position: #278 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1586 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5993 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #954 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 2
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