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

Array transposition - 1473 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1754 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple format - 2027 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 4446 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 10206 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 1933 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5420 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9324 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11132 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2037 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 3361 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vice versa - 5703 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 11729 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 9
Increment each number - 330 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 6
Number Sort - 232 entries

sort the list of newline-separated numbers incrementally. Numbers are in the range 1 to 1000, with 500 missing

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23301 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: 2
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Don't know what this is - 1678 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
multiple cursor alternative - 1001 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1328 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 8843 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10723 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
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