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Python challenge - 79 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 126
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 577 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 6
One number per line - 11390 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
simple format - 1749 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 24
From argument to object - 1026 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: 3
Increment each number - 260 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple format (2) - 175 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 10
attr_aligner - 2847 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 19
Team names - 1333 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Build a six - 126 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
move titles next to url, in quotes - 193 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5620 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 214 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 6
quotes inside quotes - 2684 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: 2
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 10644 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 1928 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1669 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 9
Collect List - 3303 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 721 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4189 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 3693 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 4380 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 12
Split line with dots - 1747 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1414 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 21
I forgot quotes - 10856 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values inside brackets - 1187 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 1992 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 11
multiple cursor alternative - 975 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Delete to the end of the current line - 327 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1251 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 8769 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 308 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 3313 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9280 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 3921 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 640 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 12
Copy three lines - 1861 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 9
-a-b-c- - 2474 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5391 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 1937 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Com(m)a Trouble - 1086 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 10129 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: 7
Put the months in order - 264 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 935 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
One to Ten - 502 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
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