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Dumb question, but I can't find the answer in vim.org or Wikia - is there a reference for the @ tags (@Author, @License, ...) at the top of some of the vim scripts in the registry? For example, loremipsum.vim:

" loremipsum.vim
" @Author:      Thomas Link (micathom AT gmail com?subject=[vim])
" @Website:     http://www.vim.org/account/profile.php?user_id=4037
" @License:     GPL (see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt)
" @Created:     2008-07-10.
" @Last Change: 2008-07-11.
" @Revision:    66
" GetLatestVimScripts: 2289 0 loremipsum.vim

(Context: wondering how a script with two authors should be tagged).

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As far as I can tell, there's nothing official in Vim about using such meta-tags in comments. As Carpetsmoker says, it's likely a habit carried over by people usually working in other environments. I don't often use such tags myself, but they remind me of the Javadoc meta tags:

@author
{@code}
{@docRoot}
@deprecated
@exception
{@inheritDoc}
{@link}
...

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