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Where should questions about software development tools go?

Are questions about not actual code, but usage of development tools considered appropriate on SO? For example, every day there appear questions about VCS usage. I think, the closest alternative, SU is worse place for them than SO.

Should such questions be considered offtopic on SO with reason "no code"?

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marked as duplicate by Manishearth, kiamlaluno, Pops, jonsca, jadarnel27 Jul 31 '12 at 18:35

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The FAQ says (emphasis mine):

We feel the best Stack Overflow questions have a bit of source code in them, but if your question generally covers ...

  • a specific programming problem
  • a software algorithm
  • software tools commonly used by programmers
  • matters that are unique to the programming profession

... then you’re in the right place to ask your question!

I would think that version control systems and (other tools used by developers) certainly fall under the third category, so they should be considered on-topic.

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