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Simple, Practical, and Common - 33379 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
  • Position: #3402 / 7363
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #269 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11358 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #382 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add to end of each line... kinda - 323 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #23 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7797 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #636 / 2099
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 998 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #10 / 418
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assign numbers to fields - 105 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #35 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 624 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #78 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 407 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #104 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #776 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12854 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2861 / 3945
  • Number of attempts: 3
abcd > a b c d - 280 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #152 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1091 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #86 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 2078 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #114 / 651
  • Number of attempts: 6
Append semicolon after expressions - 1005 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #89 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 558 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #254 / 356
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1286 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #210 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 275 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #56 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 3
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