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  1. Flex is not part of the GNU project.

  2. flex-lexer is much more discoverable than gnu-flex. When I search for the tag I will start typing f, not g.

  3. It is the way wikipedia does it.

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+1 just to fix the misnomer – Tim Post Apr 11 '11 at 11:55
The worst part of it is that this was brought up when the mis-tag was first made, lo these many years ago. – dmckee Apr 12 '11 at 1:48
I just found this post with the gnu-flex tag and the amount of wrongness with the tag was astonishing. I'm stunned that it has persisted for this long... I'd also be happy with letting the 25-year-old program have the flex tag outright, and let Adobe Flex have adobe-flex or [flex-flashy] or something similar... (Yes, that's just me being bitter.) – sarnold Feb 14 '12 at 22:46
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Several people (one of them me, at least one other person too — thanks for the assist, whoever you were; I think one other person was lesmana) have eliminated the tag from questions, replacing it with . In due course, the will vanish as there is no use of it any more.

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The other person was me. I thank you too. – lesmana May 6 '13 at 21:21

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