So the story goes:

I'm suggesting moving them all to cross-compilation due to precedent in the decision on resolving "compiling", "compile", and "compilation": Merge the "compiling", "compile" and "compilation" tags?

Though still exists to distinguish questions about innards or characteristics compilers themselves in absence of any input code, as opposed to problems one is having with a compilation step.

(There are no instances of , and I guess a narrow question about writing a cross-compiler could be tagged and .)

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This is a pretty good suggestion. I agree compilation word is good enough to cover all the topics of

  • cross-compile
  • cross-compiling
  • cross-compilers
  • cross-compilation

But, tag synonyms might be a better choice than retaging all the questions.

If a merger is what you want, then merging the 49 question of cross-compile to cross-compiling is a good choice.

  • I wanted to tag it tag-merge, but retag-request is the tag-synonym for tag-merge. (When someone reads over my shoulder at the sentences I type and sees things like that, they perhaps have just cause for wondering if the things I do on the Internet make sense or are just gibberish. :P) Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 6:43
  • I think you should remove cross-compilers on that list.
    – tshepang
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 19:16
  • @Tshepang, Please provide an explanation as well.
    – Starx
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 23:48
  • That should be reserved for when one is asking about cross-compilers, instead of, for example, cross-compiling.
    – tshepang
    Commented Oct 26, 2012 at 5:39

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