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Basic vimrc to level the playing field...
" http://vimdoc.sourceforge.net/htmldoc/starting.html#vimrc
set nocompatible " use vim defaults
set scrolloff=3 " keep 3 lines when scrolling
set ai " set auto-indenting on for programming
set showcmd " display incomplete commands
set nobackup " do not keep a backup file
set number " show line numbers
set ruler " show the current row and column
set hlsearch " highlight searches
set incsearch " do incremental searching
set showmatch " jump to matches when entering regexp
set ignorecase " ignore case when searching
set smartcase " no ignorecase if Uppercase char present
set visualbell t_vb= " turn off error beep/flash
set novisualbell " turn off visual bell
set backspace=indent,eol,start " make that backspace key work the way it should
set runtimepath=$VIMRUNTIME " turn off user scripts, https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/issues/129
syntax on " turn syntax highlighting on by default
filetype on " detect type of file
filetype indent on " load indent file for specific file type
set t_RV= " http://bugs.debian.org/608242, http://groups.google.com/group/vim_dev/browse_thread/thread/9770ea844cec3282

kana commented Dec 30, 2010

28Sfiletype plugin indent on^[ZZ

you need to set tabstop=8 otherwise people set tabstops and then use :retab to turn tabs into non-8 char tabs

Replace the 2 filetype lines with:
filetype plugin indent on

Tested and works fine.

You should also probably force indentation to 2-spaces (on my machine "vimgolf put" has it set to 1-tab)
set shiftwidth=2

@vincentisambart i don't think you do want to set shiftwidth. With the setting I said, the proper file settings will be picked up from vim.

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igrigorik commented Dec 31, 2010

@bishboria, @vincentisambart: went back and forth on this earlier and decided to strip out any/all customizations to do with tabbing, spacing, etc. This is a touchy subject for many VIM users, hence opted out for the VIM defaults, to be fair to everyone.

We'll add some extra logic + language to the challenge create page to get the creators of challenges to take this into account.

@bishboria: thanks for tip, will update.

@igrigorik No problem :) Loving vimgolf, so thanks for all your effort!

Any chance of making those filetype changes soon?

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igrigorik commented Jan 4, 2011

@bishboria: the config above have been life for a few days now! unless something is not picking up the differences...?

ex: http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4d1a1c36567bac34a9000002.json

Hmm. I'm still not picking up the correct indentation rules... I'll need to investigate my vim setup. Thanks again.

How about set encoding=utf-8? I needed to type this manually for this golf: http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/4d1da368de2f897c2a000114 Or am I missing something here?

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igrigorik commented Apr 9, 2011

Hmm, is your shell (whatever you use, bash, etc) set to UTF-8? If so, vim should pick it up automatically.

@igrigorik: I’m using iTerm 2 on Mac OS X, and I have ProfilesMy ProfileTerminalCharacter Encoding set to “Unicode (UTF-8)”. Not sure what else I need to do.

Edit: In Terminal.app it works fine. Any ideas?

pletnes commented Aug 21, 2012

set relativenumber is always convenient. I don't think vimgolf is about manual counting, anyways.

Hello,
I think, it would be better not to set ignorecase in vimgolf vimrc. There are challenge like : http://vimgolf.com/challenges/51b4e3b920faf70002000001 when it needs to search o and not O. That have to work like fo keystrokes. I have a solution, this:

   ?o\C<NL>qz0<C-A>nq12@z?r<NL>18@z?i<NL>16@z-<C-A>ZZ 

that needs 2 additional keys, the \ key and C key to specify lowercase for back search ? command to search o and not O
Best regards !

Should we set nowrap? Otherwise, I could, for example, resize my terminal window and do 5gj to go down five display lines so I end up in the right column of a line three lines down in three keystrokes where it might otherwise take four.

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