There are currently 97 questions tagged [ansi-c].

All of the questions are also tagged [c] (I added that tag to the few that didn't have it).

I recommend getting rid of the [ansi-c] tag entirely. At best it is ambiguous, since "ANSI C" is used frequently to refer to C89/C90, but C99 is also an ANSI standard.

Questions about [c] should be assumed to be about standard C. If there is a need to specify which C standard the question is about, [c90] or [c99] should be used. If a variant of C is being used (e.g., GNU C), then the question should be tagged appropriately.

  • I fully agree - only specific versions and non-standard extension should get specific tags. – Georg Fritzsche Jun 19 '10 at 14:21
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    Are you also going to add specific version tags, or just nuke [ansi-c] ? – Tim Post Jun 19 '10 at 14:22
  • @Tim: Looking over the list, now that they all have the [c] tag, with only a couple of exceptions, I'd say the [ansi-c] tag should just be nuked. – James McNellis Jun 19 '10 at 14:31
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    I just went through all and added specific tags for the few questions that were missing one, so in my opinion [ansi-c] is safe to remove. – Georg Fritzsche Jun 19 '10 at 14:44
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    Gets my vote. I can't imagine anyone else who is active in the tag enough to care would object. – Tim Post Jun 19 '10 at 15:44
  • Though I don't expect to see t used much, you can also expect [K&R-c] for questions concerning the pre-standardization language. – dmckee --- ex-moderator kitten Jun 19 '10 at 18:39

I eradicated [ansi-c]. It was a lot of questions, but I figured that since it's Saturday, no one is using Stack Overflow for real work anyway (if anyone ever does real work on Stack Overflow...).

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  • I use it alot on Saturday! It's a day off! – uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 20 '10 at 5:06
  • Goodbye ansi-c , we hardly knew ya. – Tim Post Jun 20 '10 at 13:11

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