I think we should have a tag e.g. for questions that are about doing a particular task in as few keystrokes as possible.

All of these questions are about doing a particular task in as few keystrokes as possible, the author clearly knows at least one way to do a task, what they are asking is "how can I do this with fewer keystrokes"?

This tag is equivalent to tags like , , and on StackOverflow... not about a particular technology, but about a category of question that spans many different technologies.

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    possible duplicate of Are vimgolf questions on-topic? – user72 Feb 12 '15 at 18:52
  • I don't see how this is usefully different than a "golf" question, at least terms of needing a tag for it. I'd also contend some of those examples you cited as being about "fewest characters possible," since many of them simply say "easiest" (which is not always the same as fewest). – user72 Feb 12 '15 at 18:54
  • This is definitely not about vimgolf, it's about minimizing keystrokes for common tasks – durron597 Feb 12 '15 at 18:55
  • I agree this is not about Vimgolf, but rather about going about your every-day Vim life in a more efficient way. However, I don't see how this tag is useful. Can anyone be an expert in minimizing keystrokes? This is different from user-interface & performance, in which you can be an expert. Validation is also not a particularly useful tag, IMHO. – Martin Tournoij Feb 12 '15 at 19:03
  • You're right, it's related, but the actual question isn't a duplicate. I still don't think this kind of tag is worthwhile though. – user72 Feb 12 '15 at 19:04

Efficiency would be assumed to be a desirable attribute for answers even if the question didn't mention anything about keystrokes. Such a tag would could be applicable to nearly every question and therefore meaningless.


I don't think such a tag is useful in any way. Tags are for classification of questions and searchability. would only be useful to modify another tag, and is more about the answer than the question.

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