Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

Pick a challenge, fire up Vim, and show us what you got.

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

Played Challenges

I forgot quotes - 14971 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12283 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10267 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4008 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7071 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2733 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4741 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11150 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Flodder-challenge - 829 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 31289 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: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5714 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Dian Xiao
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currently @virtahealth, some design, some code, alum @CarnegieMellon, also bikes

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