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Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 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: 23
  • Position: #2396 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2029 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #633 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 1
Start coding format - 133 entries

I used to start coding with following format: int main(){ -(cursor here) }

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #52 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #435 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #225 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #318 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 15
  • Position: #116 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap assigned value - 561 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #161 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 439 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #200 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 758 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #83 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1239 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #197 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Gray area - 702 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #217 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1951 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: #492 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1553 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #394 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3030 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: #600 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 3
Block Fun 1 - 179 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #53 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 3
HTML to Haml - 820 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #142 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #253 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 6
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