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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5698 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 2
Config Sections - 29 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 85
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1876 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4420 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10177 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1042 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Two become one - 692 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: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2136 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 400 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2397 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
120 Degrees - 389 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim1001 - 244 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11093 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1074 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2952 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: 3
-a-b-c- - 2925 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5173 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 196 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 669 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pretty format for variable declarations - 129 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12133 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
attr_aligner - 3246 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 729 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 918 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14659 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
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