Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5420 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 78
  • Number of attempts: 1
convert yml into java pojo field - 598 entries

How fast vim can create fields for java pojo i.e class declaration referring to a (simple) yml file

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 2874 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2518 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array propagate - 226 entries

Complete the array with the keys as part of the value

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2070 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1724 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 5703 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 2
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 2491 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
One to Ten - 605 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 8843 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap the operands under comparison - 196 entries

Swap the operands under comparison to prevent null pointer exception (at least in java)

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1046 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: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 3741 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4212 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 1158 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 31
  • 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 23300 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: 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fiddle percentages into real numbers - 690 entries

Get rid of the '%' symbols and shift the decimal place. This is the easier version - all the columns line up.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 886 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 731 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
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 881 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3354 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 3968 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 1801 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1325 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1754 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 11729 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shunichi Kanade
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started in dot-coms during bubble years, crash, switched to finance industry, back to software industry because I love it. Java mostly, Ruby is my passion.

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