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citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 166 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #63 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2423 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #184 / 558
  • Number of attempts: 9
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #110 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2741 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #173 / 813
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add string initializers to an enum - 759 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #194 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1106 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #62 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3450 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #865 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3369 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #239 / 758
  • Number of attempts: 9
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 710 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #77 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 11
Every other line - 2821 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #243 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 5
Copy three lines - 2786 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #236 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 984 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #191 / 294
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11124 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2884 / 4109
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1773 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #300 / 569
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5422 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #188 / 1225
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1288 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #47 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #782 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 72 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #6 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 2091 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #356 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 598 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #105 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 6
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 116 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #4 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1911 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #358 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 45 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #10 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #174 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
change parenthesis - 251 entries

change the pair of braces into a pair of parentheses

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #50 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put the months in order - 915 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #29 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 20
Reorder the groups - 1109 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #100 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 4
Mirror Symmetry - 760 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #112 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 6
Collect List - 4172 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #850 / 1165
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3111 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1003 / 1111
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10531 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1429 / 3636
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12729 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1008 / 3917
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge1 - 33 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #25 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
calculations - 251 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #39 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4903 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #565 / 1699
  • Number of attempts: 3
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 135 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #5 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 3
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