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Currently refers to the Python subprocess module. However this is too generic word to be used in this context. It should be instead, following the syntax of similar tags like .

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Not all do. 1,180 tagged subprocess, only 1,065 tagged with python and subprocess. Search for [subprocess] and [python][subprocess] to see. This would need some manual love, it couldn't be done in one swoop. –  Tim Post Nov 30 '12 at 11:47
@TimPost I can go through all these 115 questions and add a new tag [python-subprocess] when appropriate. After this the rest should be retagged from [subprocess] to [python-subprocess]. Does it sound right? Also could you point some questions on meta with discussion regarding tagging with [x-y] instead of tagging with [x] and [y]? –  Piotr Dobrogost Nov 30 '12 at 11:52
@TimPost Actually couldn't you filter all questions tagged ([python] or [python-2.x] or [python-2.5] or [python-2.6] or [python-2.7] or [python-3.x] or [python-3.1] or [python-3.2] or [python-3.3]) and [subprocess] and change tag [subprocess] to [python-subprocess]? –  Piotr Dobrogost Nov 30 '12 at 12:06
@TimPost After this, contents of the wiki page of [subprocess] tag need to be moved to the wiki page of [python-subprocess] and [python-subprocess-module] -> [subprocess] synonym should be changed to [python-subprocess-module] -> [python-subprocess]. –  Piotr Dobrogost Nov 30 '12 at 13:41
I disagree with your approach. The python-module-specific questions should be retagged, then the tag wiki should be corrected. –  Charles Nov 30 '12 at 17:20
@Charles The python-module-specific questions should be retagged, then the tag wiki should be corrected. That's what I proposed so I don't understand what you disagree with. –  Piotr Dobrogost Dec 1 '12 at 11:20
@TimPost Are you there? –  Piotr Dobrogost Dec 3 '12 at 11:39
@PiotrDobrogost Yes, sorry I've been a bit busy. I'm waiting to see a consensus here. If positive, I think I can clean it up pretty quickly. (I tweeted a link to this in hopes of getting a few more people to chime in). –  Tim Post Dec 3 '12 at 11:44
@TimPost Could you please retag these questions? –  Piotr Dobrogost Apr 28 '13 at 10:16
@TimPost Tim, could you please take care of this? –  Piotr Dobrogost Nov 2 '13 at 12:16

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By looking at questions tagged subprocess but not python I guess the answer is fairly obviously yes... so long as is consistently used to mean the Python subprocess module, and not just about spawning child processes.

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It appears one can't search for [python][subprocess]-module which would reveal questions likely not concerning subprocess module. Having said that I think a) they are very few, b) retagging them to the proposed python-subprocess tag won't harm them much if at all. –  Piotr Dobrogost Dec 3 '12 at 19:47

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