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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

34312 active golfers, 415950 entries, 546 challenges

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Simple Maths - 36 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

Pretty format for variable declarations - 147 entries

Project standards demand the equal signs must be aligned for better readability.

Condensed Cases - 772 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

I forgot quotes - 15830 entries


Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

Basic renumbering - 5484 entries

Renumbering Basic.

Shift down - 191 entries

Number words are back.

learn vim in short time - 221 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

Gray area - 712 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

Winding path - 93 entries

It's a maze, but the bad paths have been blocked off. Mark the correct path.

That hyphen - 2520 entries

"vim vi improved"

Refactor static member invocation - 194 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

Acute accents - 31 entries

Featuring all 17 lowercase letters with an acute accent digraph. Find a way to automate the digraphs.

Count both ways - 982 entries

Right AND down.

vim1001 - 274 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

Roman numerals - 68 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

-a-b-c- - 3135 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

Suffix sort - 244 entries

Sort from the end of the line, as if the letters in each line were reversed.

Comparing scores - 94 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 124 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

Lisp Condense - 432 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

120 Degrees - 457 entries

Rotate that triangle.

V to the i - 4647 entries

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

Subtraction - 177 entries

Solve the equations.

Change name of a variable - 167 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

Don't know what this is - 1959 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 223 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1107 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

Shuffle puzzle - 317 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

Where should I put the Newline? - 849 entries

Help me put the newline.

HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 60 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

Extract argument from function - 2267 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

Two become one - 706 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

Piphilology - 125 entries

Piphilology comprises the creation and use of mnemonic techniques to remember a span of digits of the mathematical constant π.

Mess in revision history - 1151 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

Vim tetris - 352 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

Five Pillars - 60 entries

Arrange all words in a table with 5 columns. The minimal space between words in columns is 2 spaces. Columns do have varying width.

Write Setters and Getters for PHP - 86 entries

Just simple automation of writing Setters and Getters like Doctrine might use.

Carriage return - 42 entries

I have some raw data from terminal output which uses carriege return for formatting. Carriage return sets the pointer to the first character on the line, and subsequent characters will overwrite what was there before. The challange is to simulate the terminal behaviour in vim. I'm kind of unsure if I should have skipped lines 9 and 15, since there might be some interesting solutions which are not that generic. Happy Golfing!

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10562 entries


O Christmas Tree - 102 entries

Design a macro that makes trees grow (or ASCII triangles, if that's too hard).

Going underground.... - 315 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

Permutations N=4 - 60 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

Split the words - 356 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

Create Leading Zeros - 205 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

attr_aligner - 3403 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

Ninjas Leaderboard - 84 entries

The two lines in "Start file" has an obfuscated email address. Second line give an index (from 1 to 30) to the chars list of the first line, for example, the first char of email (n) is in position 25, second char (i) is in position 19 and s.o.

Under the cupola - 45 entries

Taking some liberty about the name and plot of the Stephen King's famous novel (and TV series) to make this challenge. Are you able to recreate graphically the key phrase of the story? (I think is gonna be hard!)

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