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Played Challenges

Swap values - 4401 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #622 / 1233
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4602 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #902 / 1840
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2464 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #386 / 674
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11079 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3192 / 4090
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5395 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #585 / 1219
  • Number of attempts: 3
JS notation to Immutable.js notation - 153 entries

Now Immutable.js made its way into many frontends. This challenge consists of a typical refactoring that many of us are facing now.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #39 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 1
underscore_to_camelCase - 147 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #34 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7434 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #936 / 2016
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sorting a glossary - 106 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #8 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace and keep the case - 390 entries

Replace all instance of plugin and Plugin to device and Device.

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #77 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 1000 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #216 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Manual SQL - 114 entries

Change select and insert queries to simulate inserting a new record.

  • Best score: 49
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #27 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Restore order to the alphabet - 162 entries

The numbers are OK. The letters are wonky.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #34 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror Symmetry - 752 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #171 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
Entries sort - 71 entries

It cames to my mind a weird idea : sorting parts of my .vimrc. Take few minutes to sort out this, it's easy !

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #26 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mute the second method of this script - 429 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #187 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15647 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1407 / 4096
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1919 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
  • Position: #323 / 563
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #3193 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1517 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: #269 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2805 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 4
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 373 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #128 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove semicolons after expressions - 511 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #225 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #287 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 531 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #257 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

No naked if allowed! - 26 entries

House style forbids naked condition statements, comments should start with a space character and be on their own line. Good luck!

Samuel Masuy
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entered into 25 challenges

contributed 1 challenges