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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 22
  • Position: #875 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #152 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #254 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add string initializers to an enum - 774 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #115 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1000 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #510 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #185 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 4
From argument to object - 1262 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #245 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 2
comment and uncomment code inline - 995 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: 9
  • Position: #4 / 296
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #86 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 504 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #94 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 235 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #39 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 245 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #48 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1918 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #78 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 4
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #3 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple format (2) - 306 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #36 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy TvvO - 392 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #44 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #67 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #509 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #598 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2601 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
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