I don't know what Scout is, but here's the story, I dual booted my Windows XP last week, installing Linux Mint 12 and I wanted today to download Eclipse IDE.

On the download page, I see this

Developing Scout applications is supported by this Scout Developers Package.

I googled "scout" and found this and this and more of course...

Anyway, the question is, if Scout is not a popular language then why would Eclipse make an IDE for it?

If it is popular, then why doesn't Stack Overflow have a tag for it?

If you search for scout in the tag list, you'll see bugzscout which is an entirely different thing.

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    I don't really care about scout...Just asking :)
    – Lynob
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 19:11
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    Are there questions that should be tagged thus? Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 19:19
  • @MichaelPetrotta maybe if you create the tag, there will be questions tagged with it, but as long as people don't find the tag, they will never tag their questions with it,
    – Lynob
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 19:24

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At the time this answer was written there were zero questions that mention Eclipse Scout.

In order for a tag to exist, it has to be attached to one or more questions.

  • fine I'll learn scout and ask a question about it tomorrow :) just kidding lol :D
    – Lynob
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 19:28
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    Better, ask two questions and create a decent tag wiki so that New Tag Deletionists such as myself aren't tempted to nuke it.
    – Charles
    Commented Feb 13, 2012 at 19:36
  • No longer true, clicking on the link above leads to two questions :-)
    – matthias
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 9:02
  • Welp, let's see if the trend continues.
    – Charles
    Commented Jun 12, 2012 at 16:18

At Eclipse, Scout isn't a programming language as mentioned in your references, but an Eclipse based framework to build business apps. So, the language behind Eclipse Scout is Java.

As questions will arise on Stack Overflow, I would like to suggest using as a tag to avoid confusion with the many other uses for the word 'scout' (i.e. google for 'eclipse scout' will return meaningful hits)


Tags are created by the community as needed. When someone asks a question about scout and tags it with scout, the tag will be created.


Because we don't keep tags for things that aren't being used. Think about it this way: how useful would tags be as a way to organize questions if we created one for every tech-related term you could think of? There are already somewhere around 31,000 tags in existence on SO. Do you really want more?

Of course, if you ask some questions about Scout, then by all means create it.

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