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Played Challenges

PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 434 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 747 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1818 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim1001 - 243 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Square numbers - 63 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2189 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Gray area - 662 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
The name of the game - 588 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 5
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1035 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 506 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9832 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9865 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 10758 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4191 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1451 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2371 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 13108 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Test everything! - 112 entries

... and build the desired input data structure. Transform a list of values into a non-trivial format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
increment by column in XML - 140 entries

modify an arbitrary "column" in an xml table by incrementing a an arbitrary placeholder string

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 727 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1643 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4889 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replacing some words - 400 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2760 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6430 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 510 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Saving the hashes(#) - 1826 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
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