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hello-world-vimgolf - 2421 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 218
  • Position: #685 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33442 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: 49
  • Position: #7278 / 7379
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 691 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 213
  • Position: #390 / 390
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 598 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #186 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 502 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #192 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 444 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 114
  • Position: #188 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1096 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #437 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2483 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 91
  • Position: #745 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove semicolons after expressions - 639 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #259 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 5042 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 77
  • Position: #1735 / 1739
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 293 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 91
  • Position: #144 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 450 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #208 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 1
PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 507 entries

I recently needed to send an e-mail to our marketing department listing allowed merge tags for our MailChimp campaigns. The allowed merge tags were determined from a PHP array in one of our PHP classes. I transformed the PHP class to MailChimp's syntax and sent the e-mail. It was, however, a long, laborious process. I'm still fairly new to Vim and would love to see how an expert Vim user would tackle one of my own, real-world problems. Thanks and have fun!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 246
  • Position: #148 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1221 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #400 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 1008 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #585 / 647
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #400 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 4
Indentation - 499 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 70
  • Position: #165 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 464 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #234 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1018 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #322 / 339
  • Number of attempts: 2
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