Conflict in vim packaging policy

James McCoy jamessan at
Thu Feb 9 01:29:01 UTC 2017

On Sat, Feb 04, 2017 at 10:57:07PM +0100, Reiner Herrmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I was just reading the vim packaging policy [0] and noticed an
> inconsistency between the specification of registry files and the
> examples at the end.
> In 3.3 "name" is mentioned as a required field, while in the examples
> there is an "addon" field instead of the "name" field.
> It looks like vim addons (and even vim-runtime.yaml) are also using
> "addon".
> Can you please confirm that "addon" is the field that should be used
> and correct the specification accordingly?

Indeed, the field that vim-addon-manager expects is "addon".  The
confusion likely occurred because the code uses "addon" and "name"
interchangeably to access the "addon" field.

I'll update the policy.

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