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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 565 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #80 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4640 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #138 / 1537
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 997 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #18 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #537 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1967 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #428 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 268 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 237 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #76 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1826 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #187 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse and count - 407 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: 24
  • Position: #55 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #99 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat a C golf submission - 520 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: 30
  • Position: #79 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 634 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: 13
  • Position: #29 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 580 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #151 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1341 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #217 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort and add attributes - 1171 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #80 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1120 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: #145 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 7
Braces or Brackets? - 682 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #187 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2928 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #569 / 657
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #829 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5974 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #788 / 1475
  • Number of attempts: 3
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