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It is finally time to burninate [pros-cons]

The pros-cons tag has been subject to many, many discussions, and is the most popular tag on the site, with 97 questions as of the time of this post being written. It's a typical example of a meta tag,...
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Why is the start of the tag wiki information cut off for [language-comparison]?

Upon viewing the tags page, the front bit of the language-comparison tag description is cut off. (It's missing the 'Use this tag') Why is it cut off? It shows fine on the page with the questions ...
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The [queue] is too long

The queue tag's wiki description seems to refer to the queue structure: For questions about the implementation or design of queues within a programming language. A queue is a first-in-first-out ...
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The [stack] of different means of this tag

I was looking at the tag stack. The stack is a crucial part of a low-level language, as that is the region in memory where all automatic variables are allocated. Tagging questions about stack memory ...
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Synonymize [ast] with [abstract-syntax-tree]

While typos should not be synonymized, abbreviations should be. AST is short for 'Abstract Syntax Tree' in the context of language design. I propose that ast be made a synonym of abstract-syntax-tree.
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PSA Do not use the pros-cons tag in combination with language comparison

The pros-cons tag wiki states: For questions asking for advantages and disadvantages of a certain feature. DO NOT use as the only tag of a question, and use other tags in addition to this one that ...
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Whats the difference between the tag "optimization" and the tag "language-performance"? Should they be merged?

Whats the difference between optimization and language-performance? Should they be merged? The "optimization" tag has the following tag wiki: Use this tag for questions about efficient ...
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What will be the burnination process for PLDI?

The community seems to be eyeing up the pros-cons tag for removal/burnination. Since PLDI's still a new beta site, what will be the burnination process for this tag (if we decide to burninate it at ...
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Can we burninate the language design tag? Should we reconsider our consensus about removing it? [duplicate]

Pretty similar to this other post, but I saw a few users who wanted one tag but not the other so here we are in 2 different posts. A consensus was established not to have it. And yet it exists and ...
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Taking another look at burninating the [pros-cons] tag

Early on, I was a pretty big advocate of the pros-cons tag...I was even the one who made it. It's since gone on to be the biggest tag on the site, with upwards of 70 questions as of now. There's been ...
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Message when suggesting edits to tag wikis seems to be incorrect

As you can see it says you need 2000 rep to not have it peer reviewed, but you only actually need 750. Could this get fixed?
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What should the syntax tag mean?

Currently, the second-most-common tag on the site is syntax, on 66/314 questions. Thanks to kaya's efforts we know that it's applied to close to all questions that are in some way about syntax. If we ...
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Will a reference-request tag be made available in the site?

In relation to the question I asked here I was looking for a reference-request tag, similar to the one available in Matter Modelling Stack Exchange. I managed to get stellar answers with references ...
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Are there going to be specific tags for every language?

Is PLDI going to include specific tags for every programming language?
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What should [vectors] refer to?

Vectors can refer to either expandable array data structures of elements, for example std::vector, or to a SIMD vector type, which is typically fixed-sized and ...
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How "meta" should we allow our tags to be?

We already had a chat about pros-cons over here, and I can see the reasoning for keeping it around for this site... But we've also got a multiple-answers tag that I really don't think we should keep ...
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On [tokens] and [characters]

Various questions on main currently have the tokens and characters tags. Which tag should be used where is not clearly specified, and their meanings have some overlap. What should we do with them?
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What are pros and cons of [pros-cons]? [duplicate]

I noticed a meta tag, not particularly related to developing programming languages, emerged: pros-cons. I noticed that mature sites such as Stack Overflow or Software Engineering lack this tag or ...
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Please stop proposing tag name edits without first doing community discussion on tag names

We have plenty of time to discuss what tags we want to have and what they will be called without someone unilaterally creating a consensus through a flood of edits. This could do more harm than good ...
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Comparing the advantages and disadvantages of [language-comparison]

language-comparison seems to be a meta-tag which are often undesireable, and does not seem fit as well with Language Development and Implementation. Besides, this tag seems to be misused for questions ...
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Should we have a tag for WIP languages?

As PLDI is a site about programming language design and implementation (crazy, I know), we will no doubt recieve questions from users who are developing their own programming languages and wish for ...
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Should we have a generic tag for DSLs or just specialized ones?

Are there any benefits of a general tag for Domain Specific Languages (DSL) in the opposite of having specific tags based on technologies like tags for MPS, Langium, and XText?
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Should we have [language-design] and [language-implementation] tags? [duplicate]

This edit to my question suggests removing the language-design tag because "that tag is implicit - all questions are about language design." I included the tag because not all questions are ...
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Should we have tags for distinguishing between language design and language implementation?

This site is about programming language design and implementation, which are different subjects. Do we think that tags to differentiate between the two are needed?
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How should questions about syntax be tagged?

For questions about language syntax, we currently have a few tags: syntax tokens Feel free to add more as more questions are asked What situations should these tags be used in, and what new ones ...