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The Great Question Deletion Audit of 2012

I've just noticed that the question Learning to Write a Compiler has been deleted and I wondered why?

Personally (as someone interested in learning more about compiler development) I found this question extremely useful and its the only place I know of on in the internet where I can find such an extensive list of resources on the topic.

I also use this question as an "exact duplicate" close target whenever someone asks a vague question about writing a parser or a compiler.

If there is a problem with the wording of the question then is there something that can be done to fix it so that it can be un-deleted?

  • @casperOne -- How is this a duplicate at all??
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 14:32
  • @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA Did you see link? It's about what happened to that question and a number of others like that. Note you and others can also vote to reopen if you really feel that the question around this particular post is so special that it warrants it's own answer posting to what I'm saying is the duplicated post.
    – casperOne
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 14:40
  • @casperOne I think you might have the wrong definition of what duplicated post means...
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 14:41
  • @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA And yet you still haven't voted to reopen...
    – casperOne
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 14:42
  • @casperOne there voted happy? That still does not change the fact that you are using a misconstrued definition of duplicate
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 14:43
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    @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA I'd be happier if you worked with the system first instead of against it. Starting a mini-rant in the comments doesn't really work. Just get a few others to reopen and then all's well with the world. Go to Tavern on the Meta and ask.
    – casperOne
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 14:47
  • @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: I think its duped as that question already covers this one. If you read the question, you'll see that the LtWaC question was migrated to the compiler tag wiki
    – user1228
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 15:38
  • @Won't I do not see it in the wiki, unless I am looking wrong (which is always possible).
    – Naftali
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 15:46
  • @amanaPlanaCAnalPAnaMA: Oh, well, not everything is in there, but the selected answer, the "big list of resources" is in there.
    – user1228
    Commented Feb 29, 2012 at 15:47

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