Notwithstanding the fact that people often confuse mouse (the physical object) and cursor (the thing on the screen), the tag has a description related to Perl:

Mouse is an object system for Perl that provides a subset of Moose's functionality. It aims to be highly compatible with Moose, has faster start up times and no dependencies.

but is used in 99.8% of cases as meaning the physical object (or its onscreen representation).

There are 2 items for the "real" meaning (Perl) of Mouse that I can find . The other 862 items in are, by that definition, mistagged.

So, do we want to resolve this, and if so, how?

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Feel free to edit the tag wiki excerpt with what you feel is right, then assuming you have less than 20K reputation, it will require two 10K members to approve this and you're all done. :)

The current tag wiki excerpt was created by Perl developer so this explains why it looks like this.

  • I kinda feel bad about officializing the co-opting of this tag, but I guess I can rely on the wisdom of 10Kers. The 2 Perl related cases, though, I wonder if a "mouse-perl" be appropriate.
    – MPelletier
    Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 14:19
  • Don't feel bad, that's what all this "peer review" is all about. Regarding mouse-perl I dunno, maybe just perl? Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 14:26
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    perl-mouse looks better. Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 16:25
  • @BrAvada It does. Great idea, tag created.
    – MPelletier
    Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 20:17

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