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I've just come across an excerpt suggested edit for :

In computer programming a statement is the smallest standalone element of an imperative programming language. A program written in such a language is formed by a sequence of one or more statements. A statement will have internal components (e.g., expressions).

This seems to be partially lifted from the one for :

In an imperative programming language, a program is a sequence of statements, which are the smallest isolated components of a program. In constrast to expressions, statements are mainly executed for their side effects, not for their return value.

I can't really see any value in this tag at all. If almost everything is a statement this could be applied to almost every question?

Could we burninate this; or, at the very least merge and synonymise and ?

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I agree with clarifying this tag. In particular, a statement could also be:

  • A (which is a synonym tag for )
  • An account statement (no tag yet)
  • A of someone who stated something
  • etc.

With all this ambiguity, and don't really add any clear information to a question.

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