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Can we please burninate the tag?

What is the point in it?

We know that programs have variables!

There is no need for over 15.5K posts to be tagged ...

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For a second there I thought that said "Burninate [vegetables]". –  Al E. Jan 18 '13 at 14:44
    
Ehhh same thing @AlEverett :-P –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jan 18 '13 at 14:44
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What about the sidekick [constants] ? –  Mat Jan 18 '13 at 14:55
    
@Mat not as bad (only 1K) but still should probably be burninated. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jan 18 '13 at 14:56
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Its at 15k now, and I can't say i've seen a single enlightening use of the tag. –  Textmode Aug 29 '13 at 16:52

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I agree this should be burninated.

As Mat pointed out there's a side-kick . However this isn't the only tag playing Robin to Batman.

There are a number of other contenders:

  1. The parameters, c5.5k: , , .
  2. The local variables, 212: .
  3. The global variables, c1.8k: , (?).
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+1 good points on all fronts. –  amanaP lanaC A nalP A naM A Jan 18 '13 at 15:07
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[superglobals] should probably stay. I wouldn't be against one tag for each of local vars, global vars & function parameters (but at most one each). For things like scoping/lifetime/concurrency questions? Maybe. Not sure. I'll probably disagree with myself on those tomorrow (: –  Mat Jan 18 '13 at 15:27
    
I was tempted to put in optional-parameters, optional-parameters etc etc @mat but I thought I might disagree with myself tomorrow... –  ben is uǝq backwards Jan 18 '13 at 15:35
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I would argue the good boundary is if it's reasonable to assume it will be used in every program. So get rid of variables, local-variables, and parameters, but leave the others. –  Lattyware Jan 18 '13 at 16:18

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