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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4615 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #209 / 1846
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 545 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #211 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #123 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #419 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1793 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #709 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate a list of numbers - 269 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #109 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separating firstname & lastname - 109 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #23 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 482 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #219 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 737 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #24 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap or reverse - 98 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #30 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
readability - 298 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #46 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1551 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #107 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the XML - 934 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #72 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 8
Shuffled numbers - 203 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #68 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII box - 304 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #82 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 9
  • Position: #85 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove hard line breaks - 43 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #14 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Condensed Cases - 735 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: 14
  • Position: #130 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 379 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #94 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2397 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #545 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 227 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #44 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 678 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #163 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1089 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #178 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 832 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #344 / 416
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #715 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 3
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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: #589 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1430 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete unwanted lines - 350 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #149 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 1
lamb had a little Mary - 538 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #40 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1952 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #259 / 619
  • Number of attempts: 5
Append semicolon after expressions - 930 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #85 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 413 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #178 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1266 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #234 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 1
Case preserving word replacement - 413 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #71 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 4
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #112 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 7
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #138 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 534 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #273 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 463 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #124 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 300 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #64 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse characters in a line - 618 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #147 / 228
  • 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: 21
  • Position: #185 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 14
  • Position: #1356 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 1
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