I've noticed that nearly every question about scripting ends up getting tagged with both of these tags. Do we really need them both?

As I see it, scripting in Blender can only be done in Python, and the only time while using Blender you would encounter raw Python would be while scripting. Is there anything one adds that the other doesn't?

  • $\begingroup$ There's also a python-api tag. $\endgroup$
    – Aldrik
    Commented Jun 11, 2013 at 14:41

3 Answers 3



There are currently questions here that use but aren't directly related to and there are sure to be more in the future.

Example: How to make Blender use Python2.x?

Also see my answer to a similar question

  • $\begingroup$ why not using a "python-scripting" tag instead of "scripting" to exclude C/C++ and easy tag choice (auto-complete) $\endgroup$
    – Bithur
    Commented Mar 8, 2015 at 19:03
  • $\begingroup$ We're looking to change this soon @Bithur. This is showing its age. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Jan 7, 2016 at 1:07


As blender expands, they may also be referring to OSL. They also may be referring just to Python(as stated in iKlsR's answer).

  • $\begingroup$ OSL does not belong under either tag and should have one of it's own. $\endgroup$
    – Aldrik
    Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ Agreed, but I'm saying that an OSL script may be tagged. $\endgroup$
    – CharlesL
    Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 22:46

To share my 2 cents . . .

They might also be C/C++ scripting/plugin development.

  • $\begingroup$ Anything C/C++ is off-topic and "C/C++ scripting?" :) $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ @iKlsR off-topic? C/C++ scripting $\endgroup$
    – Daniel
    Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ From a developer or even average user viewpoint this is actually not directly related to Blender. See #5 here meta.blender.stackexchange.com/questions/1/… (I did not make this list by myself, it was from bits and pieces contributed here and there) $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 13:31

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