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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Python Hello World! Reformatting - 881 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: 44
  • Position: #182 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 880 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: 19
  • Position: #585 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 403 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #146 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #408 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 420 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #142 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1178 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #363 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 933 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #297 / 315
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 548 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #155 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 507 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: 50
  • Position: #181 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #362 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1074 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: 31
  • Position: #316 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #2897 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

The Cake is a Lie - 1178 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

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