Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 158 Stack Exchange communities.

What is meta?
Here's how it works:
  1. Any Stack Exchange user can ask a question
  2. The community provides support, votes on ideas, and reports bugs
  3. Your voice helps shape the way Stack Exchange operates

Now that the official C Standard "ISO/IEC 9899:2011" has been released, all questions tagged with to indicate the next official C release would refer to this official version. In addition, I found two questions tagged with already, with a rising tendency, I'd assume.

Since I haven't got the required reputation, I'd suggest either a merge or adding a synonym.

I hope this is the way to do it, if not, please enlighten me.

EDIT: I've re-tagged all (11) questions using to using , see the comments below. But I still think a synonym would be helpful, otherwise we'd have to recheck for regularly, and re-tag those manually every time. Can anyone provide a link or some information on what went wrong with vs. ? What would we need to avoid?

share|improve this question

closed as off-topic by CRABOLO, Ilmari Karonen, Doorknob, Monica Cellio, Emrakul Jan 13 '15 at 0:03

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – CRABOLO, Ilmari Karonen, Doorknob, Monica Cellio, Emrakul
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

There's not a whole lot of them, so manual retagging is entirely feasible. I seem to remember there was some discussion about C++0x/C++11 and the synonym approach didn't work all that well (can't remember why though - something to do with searches?). So just retagging everything with C11 sounds good to me. – Mat Jan 5 '12 at 7:01
@Mat Sure, but that doesn't link any future questions tagged with c1x to those with c11. And that's what synonyms are for, isn't it? – Johan Bezem Jan 5 '12 at 7:06
Once c1x has been removed from existing questions, the tag will get automatically deleted (after 1 day). Given the low number of posts with either tag, C1x is unlikely to get created again. (But yes, synonyms are for that but... what if a new standard gets started, slated for release in 2018?) – Mat Jan 5 '12 at 7:08
OK, understood. Thanks! – Johan Bezem Jan 5 '12 at 7:10