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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 35
  • Position: #6350 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 4409 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1136 / 1235
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #640 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2160 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #996 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7448 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1727 / 2019
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 956 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #359 / 406
  • Number of attempts: 2
From A to B - 533 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #149 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1551 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #384 / 425
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2795 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #929 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2727 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2998 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #856 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2283 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #935 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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