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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32983 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: 26
  • Position: #3358 / 7282
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #269 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11261 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #382 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add to end of each line... kinda - 294 entries

Visual-block mode can be used to add something to the end of each line, even if they are of differing lengths. However, what if it's not quite at the end?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #23 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7563 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #619 / 2054
  • Number of attempts: 4
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #10 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 2
Assign numbers to fields - 93 entries

You are given a list of space-separated strings. Add an increasing numeric prefix to each one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #32 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 561 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #78 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 392 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #104 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10555 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #776 / 3642
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2844 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 3
abcd > a b c d - 267 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #152 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1022 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #86 / 422
  • Number of attempts: 4
Switch function arguments - 1993 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #114 / 630
  • Number of attempts: 6
Append semicolon after expressions - 968 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #89 / 391
  • Number of attempts: 4
The meaning - 526 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #254 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1234 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #211 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 265 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #54 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 3
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