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Played Challenges

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: #80 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4585 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #138 / 1519
  • Number of attempts: 4
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 985 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #18 / 409
  • Number of attempts: 4
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #530 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1952 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #425 / 619
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 256 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 235 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #76 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #178 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 24
  • Position: #54 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 548 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #97 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 30
  • Position: #77 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 13
  • Position: #29 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 558 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #144 / 176
  • 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: 23
  • Position: #212 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort and add attributes - 1134 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #80 / 465
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1077 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: #144 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 7
Braces or Brackets? - 653 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: #182 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #550 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11433 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #819 / 3358
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #777 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 3
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