So, apparently there's a Scala design pattern called "pimping" a library by some and "enriching" a library by others, but mainly Stack Overflow.

It therefore follows that the tag chosen to represent the design pattern on Stack Overflow is .

The popular question "How can I chain implicits in Scala?" has been subject to a minor tag war, where someone wants to revive as a thing. (Yay, a tag war that isn't my fault!)

Ignoring the, uh, implications of the word "pimp" here, which wording does the Scala community want to use and standardize on?

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    Maybe they should be synonyms? – John Dvorak Jun 15 '13 at 13:51
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    [obligatory "Yo, Dawg" reference] – user102937 Jun 15 '13 at 14:10
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    Is "pimp" an expletive to begin with? – Charles Jun 16 '13 at 16:24
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    I'd rather leave pimps for Travel SE or Cultural Exchange SE. Scala folks are IMNSHO rather immature to use the word. The same goes for the developers of Gimp. Mind you, there are 52 questions on bf at SO. – Deer Hunter Jun 16 '13 at 16:59
  • +1 for not causing tag war – djechlin Jun 17 '13 at 21:55
  • It's hard to imagine either of these tags having any utility. Is anyone really going to look in pimp-my-library or enrich-my-library for a solution to his problem? – user102937 Jun 18 '13 at 17:59
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    @RobertHarvey, with 29k Google results, apparently yes, they are indeed going to look for "pimp my library" as an actual thing. – Charles Jun 18 '13 at 19:48
  • @Charles: I can probably get more search results for my dog. Since when was the number of search results in Google considered a viable metric for creating a tag on Stack Overflow? – user102937 Jun 18 '13 at 19:54
  • @RobertHarvey It isn't. But so far there are 25ish questions that have been encirched out of 16k Scala questions. It looks like someone edited out the pimp tag from the question that caused me to ask this, so it's kind of a moot point at the moment... – Charles Jun 18 '13 at 20:12

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