It would be nice of there was a [c/c++] tag that was linked to both the [c] and [c++] tags in searches, since many of the Q&A on StackOverflow applies to both C and C++.

Tags are limited to five. That is why it would be nice to have another tag that combined the two.

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Why not just use both tags? Also, can you point us to some example questions you think should be tagged [c/c++]? –  Yannis Aug 29 '12 at 17:27
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Using both tags is good enough for over 12 thousand questions. Why should there be a new tag? –  Jim Aug 29 '12 at 17:29
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A lot of people freak out (especially those active on the C++ tag) when someone writes C/C++ as they consider them to be completely different languages. You'd probably annoy a lot of people with this tag. –  Tudor Aug 29 '12 at 17:31
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@Tudor Agreed, +1. (Thinking of Linus Torvalds' famous C vs. C++ rant...) –  H2CO3 Aug 29 '12 at 17:33
    
Tags are limited to five. That is why it would be nice to have another tag that combined the two. –  Jim Fell Aug 29 '12 at 17:51
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@JimFell That's true, but C/C++ is a mostly incorrect colloquialism. Do we really want to encourage it? –  Yannis Aug 29 '12 at 17:56
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There is no language or platform called C/C++.

C/C++ is an unfortunate, misleading and mostly1 incorrect colloquialism that I really don't think we should be encouraging with its own tag. If your question truly applies to both languages, use both tags, although I should warn you that a question that truly applies to more than one language is probably not a very good fit for the site's current scope.

1 There might be a couple of valid usages, but are largely irrelevant to the tag system.

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For example, questions about a standard library, like POSIX, will apply to both C and C++. –  Jim Fell Aug 30 '12 at 14:05
    
@JimFell Use the [posix] tag then. –  Yannis Aug 30 '12 at 23:44
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