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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #782 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prime Numbers - 303 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #18 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 14
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 869 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: #67 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 482 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #29 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #503 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Printable ASCII characters - 95 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #28 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1441 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #145 / 411
  • Number of attempts: 4
Stairs Indenting - 387 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #64 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flip the chessboard - 67 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #19 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make it more readable - 1852 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #347 / 611
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 199 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #65 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 242 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 88
  • Position: #56 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 368 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #62 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 4
Turn this csv list into queries - 190 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 139
  • Position: #66 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 461 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: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #3 / 216
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Linear congruential generator - 108 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #43 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 547 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #41 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat a C golf submission - 501 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #34 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 6
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 160 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #38 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1045 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #115 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 5
Braces or Brackets? - 645 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #104 / 240
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5804 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #369 / 1438
  • Number of attempts: 6

Contributed Challenges

Linear congruential generator - 108 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

Hatsuyume - 368 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

Round Round - 242 entries

Round Round

It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 199 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

kana
Twitter:

do { edit(Vim); love(Doll, 37); photo(Pentax(31, 43, 77)); diy(); ride(Carrera("Phibra Evo"), km(1982.29)); game("Nintendo Switch"); } while ("im automaton");

entered into 23 challenges

contributed 4 challenges