I stumbled across the heap and heap-memory tags.
They are very similar, both descriptions indicate that the tag is about heap memory. Although the heap-memory tag description is far more extensive.
When looking at the questions tagged with heap and heap-memory, both tags are (most of the time) randomly used and often both.
Therefore, I propose that we use heap-memory (it is more clear that we are talking about a type of memory and not some sort of sorting algorithm) and make heap a synonym of it.
Update: As Mac noticed heap is not a correct synonym for heap-data! heap is ambiguous (could use used for at least three different subjects). So, it needs to be replaced.
heap-data-structure seemed a bit long, so Daniel Fischer came with heap-structure.
The updated proposal is:
- use heap-memory it is more clear that we are talking about a type of memory and not some sort of sorting algorithm or data structure.
- use heap-structure (instead of heap) for question about heap data structures. It will need a new tag wiki, the one of heap is describing heap-memory.
- continue to use heapsort for questions about the sorting algorithm
- Forbid the use of heap as it is ambiguous.