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Underscore is a JavaScript library that adds functional programming to JavaScript

Underscore is a utility-belt library for JavaScript that provides a lot of the functional programming support that you would expect in Prototype.js (or Ruby), but without extending any of the built-in JavaScript objects. It's the tie to go along with jQuery's tux.

Tags are synonymous. I feel is more accurate, and that should be merged.

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@Asylum I take it by your edit that discussion was the right way to go? –  Alexander Wenzowski Oct 20 '11 at 8:49
    
Note that there are several questions tagged underscore which do not refer to the JS library. From a quick glance, I see some referring to the character _ and some refer to it as the wildcard in languages with pattern matching. –  hammar Oct 20 '11 at 8:52
    
Agreed, but based on the current description of underscore they are mistagged. –  Alexander Wenzowski Oct 20 '11 at 8:54
    
Someone with db access could easily move all underscore+javascript questions to underscore.js and modify the tag description to better describe those questions. –  Alexander Wenzowski Oct 20 '11 at 8:58
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Yes. It's not a [bug], neither a [feature-request] and you're not looking for [support]. Well, such requests are tagged cross country, but I think we should stick to [discussion], because it mainly is one. –  Time Traveling Bobby Oct 20 '11 at 8:59

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I agree and propose a mass retag + a synonym: ->

hammar (from question comments):

Note that there are several questions tagged underscore which do not refer to the JS library. From a quick glance, I see some referring to the character _ and some refer to it as the wildcard in languages with pattern matching.

Does by itself (representing the _ character) make sense as a tag, even for these few cases? I don't know who would follow it. I think it can be wiped out and synonymized with no opposition.

If does deserve its own tag to represent the character, the logical conclusion is that we'd need a tag for every character, which seems asinine.

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We do have a handful of other tags for punctuation, including dash and hyphen (that pair is another discussion). Keep in mind that it's very difficult to search for punctuation. The big trouble here is going to be keeping underscore.js questions in the right tag. –  Charles Jan 8 '12 at 22:54

I have retagged all + and + questions to be only .

The vast majority of the ~60 questions remaining are indeed about the underscore character. There were a few stragglers that were obviously talking about Javascript library as well.

I have also submitted a tag wiki edit that clarifies the purpose of the tag.

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