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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #116 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2211 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #695 / 727
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4637 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #360 / 1536
  • Number of attempts: 5
That hyphen - 2482 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #394 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5422 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #798 / 1225
  • 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 - 744 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: #193 / 228
  • 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
  • Position: #21 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15710 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3340 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #50 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 3
learn vim in short time - 215 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #45 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim1001 - 260 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: #92 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3107 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #754 / 1109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 947 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #279 / 338
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lisp Condense - 426 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #143 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 1
120 Degrees - 433 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #127 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 680 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #145 / 254
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1091 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #135 / 289
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1943 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: #384 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 2
Two become one - 703 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: #186 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 837 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #316 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1122 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #211 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2645 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3387 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #474 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 3020 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: #822 / 1043
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2815 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1127 / 1698
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11587 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2050 / 3400
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5969 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #1300 / 1474
  • Number of attempts: 2
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