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Adapter is a software design pattern that makes several interfaces compatible through a common interface or class.

has no tag wiki, but its use meets the description given for . I propose merging these tags.

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Adapter has a whole bunch of other computer-y meanings than just the design pattern. I'm not sure if the usage on SO mirrors that usage or not, but once again, we can't go simply by the tag wiki. – Cody Gray Mar 29 '12 at 20:15
Why can't we go by the tag wiki? Maybe I'm misunderstanding the tag wikis... are they not meant to clarify the purpose of the tag? – The Community Mar 29 '12 at 20:16
That's what they are meant for, but that doesn't mean they're 100% correct in every case, or that they capture all possible uses of the tag. – Cody Gray Mar 29 '12 at 20:20
Basically I think appending -pattern to all of the design pattern tags would clarify things quite a bit. Which is more clear, adapter or adapter-pattern? command or command-pattern? Why not have all design pattern tags suffixed with -pattern to avoid confusion? – The Community Mar 29 '12 at 20:23
@GGG: Why can't we go by the tag wiki? -- Because sometimes the community co-opts a general tag (or one with multiple meanings) for a meaning that's too specific. Anyone with sufficient rep can make or edit a tag wiki; that doesn't mean it's correct. – Robert Harvey Mar 29 '12 at 20:33
@RobertHarvey I see, thanks. Perhaps that tag wiki can be removed? – The Community Mar 29 '12 at 20:55

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Rather than merge them, the tag wikis should be corrected so that has an accurate wiki. Since is rather generic, however, I am not sure what it should have for a wiki.

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I'm not sure adapter should have a wiki at all. Looks like Adapter is a class or interface in some Android code... I think the tag is being used for that mostly. – The Community Mar 29 '12 at 20:58

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