Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Box it - 3871 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26223 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 11
Unsemantic linewrapping - 381 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add semicolons - 3558 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 13765 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 12412 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
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