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Unsemantic linewrapping - 741 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: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1807 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 5
change parenthesis - 221 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Join 'em - 192 entries

This shouldn't be too tough

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reorder the groups - 986 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 9651 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
move titles next to url, in quotes - 411 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete to the end of the current line - 692 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3289 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 568 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3123 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 784 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1722 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
multiple cursor alternative - 1375 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1232 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 2050 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 17727 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4317 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32090 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: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15302 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 15
Basic renumbering - 5335 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3012 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4526 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10419 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11242 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
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