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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32741 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: #1208 / 7234
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4390 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #859 / 1230
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18223 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #238 / 3759
  • Number of attempts: 4
Separate the lines - 152 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #15 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 3
Split line with dots - 2075 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #376 / 616
  • Number of attempts: 2
multiple cursor alternative - 1413 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #218 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1250 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: 17
  • Position: #73 / 412
  • Number of attempts: 4
Team names - 1754 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #129 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn some german verbs - 486 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: 27
  • Position: #73 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember VimGolf Rules ! - 225 entries

Rules, ... and don't forget !

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #63 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 815 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #67 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5393 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #105 / 1218
  • Number of attempts: 5
Adam's challenge - 903 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: 18
  • Position: #29 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15636 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1727 / 4094
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3077 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #228 / 1099
  • Number of attempts: 4
attr_aligner - 3347 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #143 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5800 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #819 / 1437
  • Number of attempts: 6
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