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threads and threading seem identical. multithreading also seems very similar

threads is used 175 times, threading is used 84, multithreading is used 2679 times.

I would say threads and threading should be merged into multithreading?

I could only find 2 questions tagged with single-threaded, so I can't see a reason to have both threading and multithreading, but this post by Jeff Atwood seems to disagree.

On a related note, there's also a bunch of threading-related tags that could be cleaned up a bit. I've done a bunch... but I'm not sure how to retag the question "How does a non-forking web server work?" - it's not using a single existing tag, which seems wrong, but I can't find any suitable replacements..

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I agree with you. –  Mark P Neyer Oct 9 '09 at 20:55

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This could get messy on a global merge. Should be a case-by-case retag.

Unless, of course, you're definitely sure that all instances of [threading] are also talking about [multi-threading] or vice versa.

Questions about threading are not all talking about multi-threading, and even questions about the latter are not talking about the former.

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I could only about three questions using tags regarding single-threading, so I don't think there's any reason to have threading and multithreading be two separate tags.. Then again I'm not too sure, thus the question! –  dbr Oct 9 '09 at 16:45

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