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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #116 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2267 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #704 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4730 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #360 / 1565
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2520 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #401 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5484 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #810 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 85
  • Position: #17 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 772 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
  • Position: #200 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pretty format for variable declarations - 147 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #24 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15830 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3359 / 4130
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shift down - 191 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #51 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 221 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #45 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim1001 - 274 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #95 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3135 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #759 / 1118
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 982 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #287 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 432 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #144 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 457 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #130 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 712 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #151 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #135 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1959 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
  • Position: #388 / 574
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two become one - 706 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
  • Position: #188 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #319 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1151 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #213 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2655 / 3646
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3403 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #476 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3077 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
  • Position: #834 / 1057
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12786 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2827 / 3928
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4980 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1142 / 1717
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11822 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2091 / 3461
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6195 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #1337 / 1525
  • Number of attempts: 2
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