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Simple, Practical, and Common - 26319 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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 4767 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Split line with dots - 1894 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2670 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 800 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4054 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9547 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11277 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 910 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3695 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2037 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1843 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2826 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 12465 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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