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Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 592 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #38 / 357
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #96 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 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: #203 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 934 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: #173 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #39 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 357 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #66 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 597 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #89 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #92 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 452 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #72 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 474 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: 7
  • Position: #38 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 340 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #35 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 436 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #61 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #97 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 536 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: 31
  • Position: #93 / 195
  • 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: 28
  • Position: #448 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1207 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #268 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 493 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #99 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1151 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: 24
  • Position: #251 / 347
  • Number of attempts: 2
Braces or Brackets? - 713 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #92 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #438 / 667
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flodder-challenge - 927 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #188 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2491 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #623 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 3
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