This is a proposal to

  • retag cs.ds.data-structures as ds.data-structures-algorithms
  • rename algorithms as a tag synonym of ds.data-structures-algorithms

Comments ?

as an aside, maybe this should be the template for future retagging requests.

Update: Two tag synonyms have been created: ds.data-structures $\leftarrow$ cs.ds.data-structures, and ds.algorithms $\leftarrow$ algorithms. Nothing has been merged YET, but that can also be done to rewrite history entirely.

  • $\begingroup$ Too long. Max 24 characters. $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2010 at 9:16
  • $\begingroup$ If we believe Wirth when he says that data structures + algorithms = programs, shouldn't we retag it ds.programs? $\endgroup$ Sep 5, 2010 at 10:27
  • $\begingroup$ Is this proposal completed? I do not see the [ds.data-structures-algorithms] tag yet. $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2010 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ Or is the proposal modified? In that case, I appreciate if you append to the post what has been actually done. $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2010 at 14:17
  • $\begingroup$ apologies. I'll amend the post accordingly $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2010 at 15:30
  • $\begingroup$ @Suresh: Thanks! $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2010 at 16:34
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    $\begingroup$ It might be good to manually check questions with the old cs.ds.data-structures tag; some of those need to be retagged with ds.algorithms and some of them with ds.data-structures. $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2010 at 17:27
  • $\begingroup$ You could also create another synonym: ds.data-structures <- data-structures. I think these can be safely merged. $\endgroup$ Sep 6, 2010 at 17:27

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I'd prefer a split into two separate tags: ds.data-structures and ds.algorithms. Some questions would be reasonably tagged with both, of course.

(Actually, I'd prefer the arxiv-free tags "algorithms" and "data-structures", but I've already lost that battle.)


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