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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: #419 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2538 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4639 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #888 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #94 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #6 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #148 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim1001 - 269 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #26 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 5
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #470 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #162 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #39 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Lisp Condense - 431 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #73 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 3
Refactor static member invocation - 193 entries

Someone used a static method. Refactor the method into a static import while fixing the assertion.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #16 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 8
Don't know what this is - 1948 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #450 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #310 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1877 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 9
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #258 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 9
quotes inside quotes - 3026 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: 16
  • Position: #574 / 1044
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #431 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 11620 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1281 / 3409
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6000 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #1006 / 1479
  • Number of attempts: 1
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