Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4605 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #55 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 4
Extract argument from function - 2194 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #286 / 723
  • Number of attempts: 5
Subtraction - 167 entries

Solve the equations.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #34 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #434 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #85 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 5
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 227 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #87 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 2
Lisp Condense - 421 entries

Reduce 4 cons selection operations down to one function call.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #21 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 5
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 124 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #53 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Comparing scores - 78 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #13 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1078 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #240 / 286
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1922 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: #157 / 564
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two become one - 699 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #149 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 830 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #293 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mess in revision history - 1117 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #26 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10511 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #445 / 3628
  • Number of attempts: 5
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #74 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 12
Letter case trickery - 1524 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #379 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2996 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: 3
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #411 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12682 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #411 / 3905
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2312 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #139 / 703
  • Number of attempts: 3
switch variable - 4866 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #804 / 1690
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11393 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1257 / 3348
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5835 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #237 / 1442
  • Number of attempts: 4
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