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With the introduction of Google Dart I think it might be useful to have a tag synonym for the existing tag.


The reason why I picked as the master is because I searched the synonyms page for google. There I noticed the following existing synonym -> master relations:

Another edit:

There are exceptions for , , , and some more. So I'm not so sure anymore about which should be master/synonym.

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Interesting that it's not the other way around. We don't use [oracle-java], [springsource-groovy], or [microsoft-c#] for those languages. – Rob Hruska Oct 10 '11 at 14:42
Actually, looking again, it looks like [dart] already has the majority tag share (97 tags) to [google-dart]'s 4 tags. I'd recommend the synonym go the other way. [google-dart] -> [dart]. Although maybe that's what you're asking. I always get confused trying to understand the directionality of synonyms. – Rob Hruska Oct 10 '11 at 14:44
@Rob a search for [dart] returns me exactly one question at this moment. – Jasper Oct 10 '11 at 14:46
Erps. I did a stupid there and just counted the results for a search for "dart". – Rob Hruska Oct 10 '11 at 14:48
I guess I'd still vote for [google-dart] -> [dart], for consistency. – Rob Hruska Oct 10 '11 at 14:48
I'd agree with Rob. [dart] should be the master tag. [google-dart] should be a synonym for [dart], such that an attempt to add a [google-dart] tag would cause the [dart] tag to be added instead. Also, it's now 5 [google-dart] questions to one [dart] question - We'd better make this choice before it gets out of hand. – Kevin Vermeer Oct 10 '11 at 14:55
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Let me put my two cents. There is already another programming language created by Google: "The Go Programming Language". And SO uses the tag for it, and NOT the .

I think it will be more consistent if we use the same approach for the Dart, leaving google-dart as a synonym: -> .

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My vote is actually for the opposite:


Making the primary tag, for the same reason we don't have or .

Potential conflicts:

I'd argue that the programming language has more potential for higher question volume. Also, it's more programming-related than the conflicts. These reasons might warrant it earning the master tag.

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When searching the synonyms page for google you'll see that google+ -> google-plus, gmaps -> google-maps, appengine -> google-app-engine, ... – Jasper Oct 10 '11 at 14:55
@Psy - You'll also see google-mail -> gmail here. Your examples are to remove the un-searchable + symbol from a tag, to change a non-standard 'gmaps' name to something standard (and [maps] would be ambigous), and a non-hyphenated name to the hyphenated, official version. I don't think that [dart] warrants a Google prefix. – Kevin Vermeer Oct 10 '11 at 15:02
@Rob, I agree that since Google themselves is calling it Dart, we should probably use that tag (since there aren't any big conflicts). – Lance Roberts Oct 10 '11 at 17:07

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