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The tag , according to its wiki and excerpt is perfectly fine.

But, in the language, the arrays the tables are defined as:

The table type implements associative arrays. An associative array is an array that can be indexed not only with numbers, but also with strings or any other value of the language, except nil.

Now, in my opinion, using would be fine in this case, but recently, I noticed a question using table as a tag.

My question is, what should be done for such conflicting tags? There might be more of these depending on what language they might pop from.

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Related: Retag the [html] + [table] questions to [html-table] - The table tag really shouldn't exist. –  animuson Mar 3 '13 at 21:21
    
@animuson But table is the only name given to arrays in Lua. –  hjpotter92 Mar 3 '13 at 21:25
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I'm just saying it's ambiguous. If you really need a "table" tag for Lua, it should be named lua-table, otherwise use array. But the table tag is way too ambiguous to be useful. –  animuson Mar 3 '13 at 21:27
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@animuson It is useful, even if it is used in different contexts. Just think of [lua]+[table] as the same as [lua-table], and [html]+[table] as [html-table]. What is not useful are of course the statistics for such tag, but TBH, who cares? –  yo' Mar 3 '13 at 23:00
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@tohecz: Based on that argument, every ambiguous tag in existence is useful. –  animuson Mar 3 '13 at 23:08
    
@animuson That's how I see it :-/ Tags do not form a "tree" –  yo' Mar 3 '13 at 23:14
    
Why tag it all with table or lua-table? Shouldn't lua suffice? –  staticx Mar 7 '13 at 18:38

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