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Played Challenges

Vim tetris - 350 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #49 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mess in revision history - 1122 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #215 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Write Setters and Getters for PHP - 86 entries

Just simple automation of writing Setters and Getters like Doctrine might use.

  • Best score: 102
  • Best player score: 135
  • Position: #16 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split the words - 348 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #57 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #190 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 6
Letter case trickery - 1537 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #222 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 15
  • Position: #394 / 1043
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12721 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1303 / 3914
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 965 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #98 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 5
Enumerate words - 230 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #58 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 1
Block Fun 1 - 179 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #26 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 7
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1495 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #47 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 9
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #501 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 2
replacing each line of a block selection - 2777 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #596 / 731
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1967 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #89 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #267 / 1698
  • Number of attempts: 5
Numbering a List - 1826 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #300 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1181 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #344 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 5

Contributed Challenges

Vim tetris - 350 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

Hannes Remahl
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Founder, owner and CTO at applika.se @ApplikaSverige

entered into 19 challenges

contributed 1 challenges