Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

multiple cursor alternative - 1029 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
From argument to object - 1051 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
From A to B - 487 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 4508 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 12107 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9368 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 10831 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 8968 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23967 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: 4
comment and uncomment code inline - 765 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: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3399 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 1515 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sorting a glossary - 100 entries

Sort a glossary. Glossary head contains a header phrase ending with ':' and glossary body has multi line text indented with a tab.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 11342 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Inner hyphens - 111 entries

Yet another hyphen challenge. Adding 5 hyphens to a file shouldn't be too hard.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alsa configuration - 459 entries

I'm tweaking my ~/.asoundrc file!

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Stairstep digits - 214 entries

Remove the evens. Double the odds.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5788 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hello ${world} - 205 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
underscore_to_camelCase - 137 entries

Pointy haired boss decided we need to switch to camelCase. Let's get this over with.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap values - 3413 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
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