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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 576 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #332 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 5
Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1017 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 897 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #70 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data - 190 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #61 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 924 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #43 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 2
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 286 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #95 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 5
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #60 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #83 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1203 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #267 / 488
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 470 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #189 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 427 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #221 / 222
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 963 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #279 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 645 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #142 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat most common surnames - 586 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #154 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #375 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1191 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #351 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11637 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2636 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 2

Contributed Challenges

Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

Tom Adams
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