Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ vimgolf setup
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Played Challenges

One number per line - 14196 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 1916 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Every other line - 2232 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn some german verbs - 414 entries

The list needs to be structured so we can print in verbatim and feel ok about how it looks.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12730 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4114 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10678 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: 3
Words in parens - 11374 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9687 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9728 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 862 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: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 3618 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 3773 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 6249 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
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