Here’s an interesting VimGolf challenge. As they say in the challenge, it’s a simple problem but they’re looking for interesting solutions. The challenge is to turn this
app.config['CHALLENGE_FOLDER'] = SOLUTIONS_FOLDER app.config['SOLUTIONS_FOLDER'] = CHALLENGE_FOLDER
app.config['CHALLENGE_FOLDER'] = CHALLENGE_FOLDER app.config['SOLUTIONS_FOLDER'] = SOLUTIONS_FOLDER
The obvious solution that any Emacs user would think of does the job in 81 keystrokes.
|【Ctrl+s =】||cursor to =|
|【Ctrl+k】||kill after =|
|【Ctrl+n】||down one line|
|【Ctrl+k】||kill rest of line|
|【Ctrl+p】||up one line|
The best Vim solutions also do it in 8.
What I really want to do is something along the lines of
|【Ctrl+s = Ctrl+s】||Mark rectangle|
|【Ctrl+x r k】||Kill rectangle|
|【Ctrl+x Ctrl+t】||Swap lines|
|【Ctrl+<】||Beginning of buffer|
|【Ctrl+x r y】||Yank rectangle|
that’s 12 keystrokes, 50% more than the obvious solution. If I use CUA Selection Mode (as I wrote about previously) I can do it in 9 with essentially the same method as above. Is there a clever way of doing this or is the obvious solution with 8 keystrokes the best we can do? If you can beat 8 keystrokes—especially if it’s something clever—be sure to leave a comment.
Update: Fuco does it in 6.
Update 2: Fuco shaves off another keystroke to a total of 5. Definitely a heavy weight contender.
1 Using our usual rules of changing the text but not saving the buffer.