Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

One number per line - 13774 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 3573 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2016 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9544 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 7
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1857 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1121 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
Reorder the groups - 588 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 326 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 12455 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26252 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 8
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