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$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

vim = 22 / 7 - 451 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #58 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 628 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #32 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
Minimalist Limerick - 519 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #59 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 78 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #22 / 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 282 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #71 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 444 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #80 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 2
lamb had a little Mary - 596 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #51 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 3
Unwrap the text of an email message - 188 entries

Reverse of "Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters". gq and gw are great for wrapping paragraphs. But sometimes other programs choke on your wrapped lines. What's the best way to un-gq?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #60 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 3
Append semicolon after expressions - 1023 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #304 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 566 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #172 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1955 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #246 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 5
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