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seems to have no difference in meaning from , which is handily beating it in number of questions and (in my opinion) sounds much better as a tag.

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In our current so-not-so politically correct world, I'd understand why some people would prefer faster to speed. Obviously there are less drugs involved. – Frédéric Hamidi Jun 26 '11 at 22:11
That interpretation never even occurred to me and I doubt that it could be a real problem. – Ben Alpert Jun 26 '11 at 22:12
@Lance: synonym-request doesn't seem to be an existing tag; not sure if that was intentional on your part. – Ben Alpert Jun 26 '11 at 22:13
What about the performance tag? It sees far more use than speed. Maybe both faster and speed should be merged into performance? – Frédéric Hamidi Jun 26 '11 at 22:18
@Ben, I realized that we needed it, and when I have time will retag other questions with it. Input is welcome. – Lance Roberts Jun 26 '11 at 22:26
@frederic, performance can be measured by more ways than speed, for example, memory usage. Same thing for optimization. – Lance Roberts Jun 26 '11 at 22:26
It appears that faster is already a synonym of performance. Does it really need another synonym? – Jeff Mercado Jun 27 '11 at 1:01
That's been done since I posted this question; there were 101 questions tagged faster when I asked. I wonder why this doesn't have a status-. – Ben Alpert Jun 27 '11 at 1:05
@Jeff, that wasn't a good synonym for whoever did it to choose, but I guess we have it now. – Lance Roberts Jun 27 '11 at 2:59
@Lance: I agree but unfortunately there wasn't anything else I could have done about that except mention it here. ;) – Jeff Mercado Jun 27 '11 at 4:09
@Jeff, yep, I understand, hopefully someday a moderator will take the task on and clean up all that stuff. It looks like they just dumped it all in performance without consideration for the other aspects of performance. – Lance Roberts Jun 27 '11 at 4:11

I created the tag a few years ago, but it looks like has overtaken it.

While I think running-time is more precise, I'm not really hung up on which is the 'main' tag.
Faster should definitely be synonymed to one of them.

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