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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: 7
  • Position: #191 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 6
  • Position: #306 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4654 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #385 / 1542
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11136 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #163 / 4112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #708 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 6
Join 'em - 228 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #39 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 745 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #155 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1590 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #17 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the XML - 958 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #12 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 7
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #73 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 4
Condensed Cases - 752 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #28 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15740 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1502 / 4115
  • Number of attempts: 7
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #86 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 959 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #101 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 3
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #258 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #658 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 14
  • Position: #195 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #506 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
replacing each line of a block selection - 2791 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #268 / 732
  • Number of attempts: 6
Remove semicolons after expressions - 541 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #126 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 6
switch variable - 4917 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #557 / 1701
  • Number of attempts: 8
Sort the cardinal numbers - 280 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #60 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1157 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #93 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #496 / 612
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 568 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #327 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #154 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #296 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1191 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #222 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 14
  • Position: #1353 / 3413
  • Number of attempts: 3
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