Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Simple, Practical, and Common - 26168 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: 14
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 6132 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 843 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4382 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
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