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These appear to be synonyms:

And I suspect they are synonymous with these two tags that are synonyms:

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Decorat* can mean about five different things in different contexts, but there don't appear to be any distinctions between the different variation on the word, that I can see. Should be safe to just retag them all decorator. – agf Sep 29 '11 at 1:41
Browsing through those tags, I see several questions about decorated names, aka. name mangling. This has nothing to do with the decorator pattern, so they should be kept separate. – hammar Sep 29 '11 at 2:00
Have you dealt with [iterator], [iteration] and [iterate] yet, @Iterator? – Andrew Grimm Sep 29 '11 at 2:34
@AndrewGrimm Not yet, but perhaps on my next iteration, I will. :) In reality, the reason I'm proposing synonyms is because I'm looking up some terms and get annoyed by having to search for multiple tags. Why would I search for iterators, when I understand them so well? :) – Iterator Sep 29 '11 at 3:28
@AndrewGrimm Hmm, someone needs to suggest those as synonyms (iterate, iterative, iterating, iteration, at least; iterator/iterators could be different). Do you want to do it? I feel it might be a bit ironic of me to suggest it. :) – Iterator Sep 29 '11 at 3:30
@Iterator: That's often why I retag or synonymize! – Andrew Grimm Sep 29 '11 at 4:01

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I retagged all of the , , questions.

There were three groups:

  1. Remove the tag completely. It was unhelpful.

  2. Change the tag to or . These can easily be retagged if someone comes up with something better, as there are only a few of each.

  3. Changed the tag to .

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+1 Good job, but don't we have computers that can do that? ;-) – Iterator Sep 29 '11 at 14:22
@Iterator what do you think, should the name-decoration questions just be retagged name-mangling which is a far more popular term, even if they don't use it? – agf Sep 29 '11 at 14:27
I'm afraid that I don't have any expertise on name-mangling. Code-mangling, data-mangling, text-mangling, perhaps... name-mangling - no clue, sorry. :) – Iterator Sep 29 '11 at 14:51

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