It is to my understanding that programmers stack exchange is "a question and answer site for professionals and students in software development" that are asking "conceptual questions about software development" (2 minute tour of site). I have a more conceptual question on stack overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/25418308/performance-check-for-empty-array-or-allow-iteration

Is this question 'conceptual' enough to be migrated to programmers?

closed as off-topic by animuson, Martijn Pieters, CRABOLO, jonsca, ChrisF Aug 26 '14 at 7:51

This question appears to be off-topic. The users who voted to close gave this specific reason:

  • "This question pertains only to a specific site in the Stack Exchange Network. Questions on Meta Stack Exchange should pertain to our network or software that drives it as a whole, within the guidelines defined in the help center. You should ask this question on the meta site where your concern originated." – animuson, Martijn Pieters, CRABOLO, jonsca, ChrisF
If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    Try asking on Meta Stack Overflow. – animuson Aug 26 '14 at 5:13
  • Can I get this question on migration migrated to Meta Stack Overflow? – Bennett Yeo Aug 26 '14 at 5:14
  • Or meta.programmers. – Mr Lister Aug 26 '14 at 5:53
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    @MrLister you need 5 rep on the main site to post on the meta. – user213963 Aug 26 '14 at 5:55
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    As written, the question on SO seems to fall into one of: unclear, too broad, or unanswerable. It wouldn't fare well in its current form. – user213963 Aug 26 '14 at 5:58

No, it should stay where it is since the current format of the question is too broad for either of the sites (and therefore should be put on hold / closed).

A question that demands an answer on language implementation specifics must have a language tag at least, probably even a version number since it may change over time. How would you think .NET / C# compares to C, or Swift, or PL/SQL? Giving a conclusive answer would take pages, hence the 'too broad' close reason applies:

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.

  • Okay thanks, I'll narrow the languages and versions. – Bennett Yeo Aug 27 '14 at 4:19

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