Real Vim ninjas count every keystroke - do you?

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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 565 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #266 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4644 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #4 / 1539
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 311 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #29 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 493 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #44 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #61 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get rid of html tags - 337 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #128 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1

Contributed Challenges

Reverse characters in a line - 634 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

Reformat a C golf submission - 522 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

Josh Triplett
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Free and Open Source Software developer. @rustlang hacker. Principal Engineer at Intel. Speaking only for myself. he/him or they/them

entered into 6 challenges

contributed 2 challenges