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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
Using both tags is good enough for over 12 thousand questions. Why should there be a new tag? – yoozer8 Aug 29 '12 at 17:29
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
@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
@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

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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