Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #125 / 1857
  • 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: 13
  • Position: #104 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2507 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #37 / 684
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1501 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5444 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #700 / 1229
  • Number of attempts: 6
I forgot quotes - 15749 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1439 / 4117
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #188 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 3
Gray area - 707 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #53 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 11
  • Position: #31 / 572
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #546 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #456 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1317 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 3
Eric Lawless
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Senior UI Engineer at Netflix

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