Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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

Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5570 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3086 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1035 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1257 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the XML - 896 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 5
readability - 285 entries

Make the code readable by adding some spaces

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1775 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 6287 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4854 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
camel riding - 712 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2259 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12844 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 588 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 3634 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1140 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10703 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4150 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 59 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 158
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4448 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 11437 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 705 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 849 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make HTML List - 917 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 504 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2844 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 9759 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment, increment, increment.... - 494 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2603 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mute the second method of this script - 417 entries

prepend a # infront of every line of the second method

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
learn vim in short time - 186 entries

so happy to learn vim.because vim is awesome

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letter case trickery - 1451 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2061 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1809 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1087 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 199 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9776 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1857 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4226 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Mirror Symmetry - 727 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Where should I put the Newline? - 808 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Append semicolon after expressions - 881 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Count both ways - 899 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
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