Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

From argument to object - 1132 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: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2163 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 12694 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 8
Adam's challenge - 827 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 4
Recursively Palindrome - 220 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 115 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26731 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
  • Number of attempts: 12
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2158 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 4208 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 2082 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 9658 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1977 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
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