Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

Array transposition - 1704 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
From argument to object - 1121 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Un"finnish"ed Work - 102 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 12373 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26168 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: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 9
comment and uncomment code inline - 843 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9653 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11260 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9534 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values - 3677 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 8
Vice versa - 6132 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 11
Every other line - 2197 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 8
Create a table - 246 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 10593 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 13715 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
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