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This question is related to Coffeescript tag in javascript library questions?, but I do not think it is a duplicate.

If a question is asking about CoffeeScript (which compiles into JavaScript) but does not really have anything to do with JavaScript, should it still be tagged with ?

Inheritance in CoffesScript doesn't correctly work because of lodash merge function is the question that prompted me asking this.

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Related/duplicate: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/76058/… –  sth Jan 4 '13 at 19:23
@sth good find. sounds like the decision there was that the output language (JavaScript/Python) tag should be removed from the question. This probably suffices as an answer if you'd like to repost as such... –  jbabey Jan 4 '13 at 19:31

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CoffeeScript, and JavaScript are two different languages with different syntax. Tagging a question about CoffeeScript with doesn't make sense, as the users who don't know CoffeeScript cannot answer a question about CoffeeScript.

If the question is about the JavaScript code generated from CoffeeScript code, then I would probably use ; in the other cases, I would use .

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I think this is the concensus. Strong relation between the two languages does not imply both tags. –  jbabey Jan 4 '13 at 20:41

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