2013-11-23

Stairs Indenting

The challenge. Every line needs a number of spaces equal to the line number. There are lots of interesting solutions, so I'll show several.

2013-11-21

Reverse Simple Deletion

It's hard to say if a VimGolf challenge is "hard" or "easy". Every challenge is easy if you waste enough strokes. In Reverse Simple Deletion, just one stroke separates an easy 12 from an unreasonably difficult 11.

2013-11-19

Prime Numbers

Prime Numbers is among the hardest challenges in VimGolf. I've spent more time working on this challenge than any other. When I first saw it, I figured I'd have to brush up on my vimscript. As it turns out, you don't really need any at all.

2013-11-15

It's a factor (plus a little Prime Numbers)

Given a list of numbers, this challenge has you replace each number with a list of its factors. It sounds complicated, but it can be done very fast with a (somewhat) simple macro.

2013-11-14

Line Zipper

Line Zipper is a quality challenge. One of my favorites. This is the sort of zipper we have in mind. If the input was six lines, like a/b/c/A/B/C, the output would be A/a/B/b/C/c.

Unwrap the text of an email message

This is a challenge that's only hard if you don't know the right command. If you do know the right command, it's trivial.