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closed as off-topic by Monica Cellio, random, Martijn Pieters, rene, Shadow Wizard Jul 21 '14 at 19:34
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As mentioned by Joachim in the comments, quite some of the questions in the [javacompiler] tag are actually about usages of the Java compiler API (javax.tools.JavaCompiler and related classes/interfaces). (These are actually also using the JRE's default compiler implementation, most likely the same that is
Then java-compilers would be for general questions about any Java compilers.
I just removed the java-compiler tag from all its 4 questions (retagging as appropriate), and then did a short survey of javacompiler: It has now 44 questions. Of those (by just looking at the question list),
So I think I'll go through the list, retag all but the java-compiler-api ones, and then hope to get an SO moderator to merge/synonym the remaining ones.
(Maybe someone else will have a look at existing javac questions to see if there are any which need retagging.)
I was not able to create the java-compilers tag (for questions about Java-compilers in general), thus I used java-compiler for those questions. These should be renamed or merged to java-compilers now.
Could some kind Stack Overflow moderator do these two tag merges/renames?