# api:

An optional field to precise which application a script/plugin belongs to:

# api: streamtuner2

Which is a vanity tag foremost. You wouldn't normally mix scripts from different applications or languages and expect them to behave or work at all.

  • Nonetheless it makes sense for installation management, or filtering in plugin download repositories.

  • Additionally you still want to do some verification, such as

    $meta.api ~= /^(|myapi|altname|python)$/
  • Usually you'd allow # api: language for generic plugins (not bound to specific API).

  • And you might very well combine scripts from different APIs (in the same language, that is). For instance if one plugin implemented a stub API:

    # provides: api:archnemesis
  • Essentially # api: NAME is a shortcut for # depends: api:NAME. See also depends