I just opened a question about vimscript. Irrespective of the merits of that particular question, does it make sense to use the vimscript tag? Arguably many/most questions about vim will end up with a small snippet of vimscript, even if it is only a one-liner to be pasted into a ~/.vimrc. When should we use this tag?

  • vimscript is an informal name for VimL. I prefer the latter.
    – OrangeTux
    Feb 7, 2015 at 15:28

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My opinion; vimscript is a valid tag only when the question is primarily about programming in vimscript, typically when the vimscript being discussed is more than a one-liner. The end result in the vim editor is incidental or an aside as far as the question is concerned.

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