Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Scrambled numbers - 753 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 493 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1260 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 28331 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: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the XML - 896 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Lisp Condense - 396 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1095 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 720 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1015 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 11695 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9915 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 418 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 966 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 13485 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2885 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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 223 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
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