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I recently noticed the tag on SO and was curious if this was a valid tag? If this is a valid tag, then would other tags such as , , etc... be valid as well? Granted the examples are not commonplace in every day developer verbiage such as dll-hell.

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Since these other terms are not nearly as common, couldn't that account entirely for why we don't have (and don't need, and shouldn't have) those other tags? –  Eliah Kagan Mar 22 '13 at 22:04
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As you apparently already know, "DLL Hell" refers to a very specific phenomenon. Making the comparison between wcf-hell and dll-hell is an attempt at an argument by absurdity. Of course we wouldn't allow those other tags, because "WCF/WPF Hell" is not a term with a specific, well-established meaning. Having the discussion about the necessity of the dll-tag is reasonable, but the way you've phrased the question poisons the well, so to speak. –  Cody Gray Mar 22 '13 at 22:04
    
@CodyGray Well, it's a cluster of phenomena. –  Eliah Kagan Mar 22 '13 at 22:04
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I think it should just be synonymized with dll. It's a meta tag describing that they're having problems with DLL files. I just don't see how it's different enough to warrant a separate tag. –  animuson Mar 22 '13 at 23:03
    
@CodyGray Great Comment-Answer! –  bobobobo Mar 22 '13 at 23:08
    
It's not an answer. I specifically left the debate about whether we should have a dll-hell tag open. I don't feel strongly about that. I just think the question has a biased presentation. (cc @bobo) –  Cody Gray Mar 23 '13 at 0:16
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Great article for clarification on what exactly is meant by dll-hell –  bobobobo Mar 23 '13 at 2:04
    
@robertharvey what's been completed ? –  AakashM Apr 23 '13 at 15:40
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Synonymized to [dll]. –  Robert Harvey Apr 23 '13 at 15:42

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I don't think such witty slang names for tags are constructive on StackOverflow. It's like there would be tag on Workspace.SE. They are commonly used, they are well understood, but they do not form constructive questions.

You should ask question about how to manage library dependencies and not to complain that you have problems with it. Using terms like DLL-hell sounds like complaining.

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