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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #879 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #714 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #461 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #271 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #113 / 292
  • Number of attempts: 6
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: 16
  • Position: #448 / 572
  • 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: 32
  • Position: #114 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 845 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #308 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2950 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1553 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: #250 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: 16
  • Position: #574 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #3187 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4937 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1131 / 1707
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #341 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1284 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 5
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