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$ vimgolf setup
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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4751 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #42 / 1879
  • Number of attempts: 3
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 243 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #81 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 169 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #61 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Lisp Condense - 438 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #62 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 2
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 226 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #56 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 2
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1120 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #178 / 293
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1978 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
  • Position: #159 / 578
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10624 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1863 / 3666
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3125 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #429 / 1072
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12854 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1379 / 3945
  • Number of attempts: 7
replacing each line of a block selection - 2946 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #326 / 767
  • Number of attempts: 2
constructor - 180 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 90
  • Position: #24 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 5031 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1288 / 1735
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1952 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #345 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12281 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1300 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 2
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