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PHP Array Syntax -> MailChimp Merge Syntax - 456 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!

Refactor to Helpers - 45 entries

This Rails partial is almost all template escapes. Put it into a helper, and refactor each case to methods so we can build out the controls for each. (I've converted to tabs - fighting with Vimgolf's default config shouldn't be part of the challenge.)

Alphabetize the directory - 267 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 84 entries

Same class but reverse!

PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 1 - 188 entries

Convert this tiny php class to adequate java one.

formatted text to markdown - 180 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

Multiplication table. - 195 entries

Create a multiplication table.

Line Zipper - 430 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 135 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

Interweave two blocks of text - 562 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

Complete the hex array data - 190 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

Case preserving word replacement - 436 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

Sort the cardinal numbers - 268 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

Numbering a List - 1826 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

Recursively Palindrome - 234 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

Java Array2List - 218 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

imports alignment (python) - 639 entries

Align as one import per line.

expand a list comprehension (python) - 276 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

HTML to Haml - 788 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

Rotating Philosophers Problem - 374 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

Overall Vimgolf Rank - 142 entries

Suppose you are trying to figure out what your overall rank is at Vimgolf(the sum of all the ranks you got), and as a Vim ninja you decided to use Vim to do the job. Your solution should work for every Vimgolf profile page(The actual input file for this challenge is my Vimgolf profile page). So, direct answer insertion is considered cheating.

Assignment Alignment - 764 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

Before there was Farmville... - 95 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 133 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

Reformat long lines - 323 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

Generate English Alphabets - 433 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

Word Blender - 129 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

Happy New Year! - 132 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

Insert a Markdown link - 408 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 205 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

Getters & Setters: Java - 190 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

Cartesian product - 209 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

Solve the Sokoban - 160 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

CSV to JSON - 144 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 237 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

The holy-grail may help - 311 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

Shebangs for all - 1763 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1137 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!

Reverse and count - 407 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

Letters are numbers - 128 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

Almost encrypted - 179 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

Reverse Simple Deletion - 754 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

Dumb to smart - 83 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 284 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

Make Fancy Header - 960 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

The Cake is a Lie - 1189 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

Increment, increment, increment.... - 557 entries

Vim likes macros

Remove Accent off the Letter - 102 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

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