# Rename and synonymize the tags [prg], [pseudorandomness] → [pseudorandom-generators]

Edit: I take back this proposal. See Suresh’s answer.

I think that the tags and have no distinction and should be merged. Also, they can be renamed to a new tag for clarity. Therefore, I propose the following:

Note. This is a retag request, and it will be considered to be approved when it reaches the score of +4.

• I think the tag [prg] (and [pseudorandom-generators]) is used for questions about generators and [pseudorandom] as more general, but don't know if what I said makes much sense. If we are going to keep only one, I would prefer to keep [pseudorandomness] more than [pseudorandom-generators] because it is (seems) more general. Dec 11 '10 at 19:40
• @Kaveh: If you can see any distinction between the two tags in the actual usage on cstheory.stackexchange.com, please tell me. I cannot find any distinction. Dec 11 '10 at 19:42
• I agree with Kaveh: while there may not be a distinction in the question, pseudorandomness is the broader notion that can cover generators as well as tools for testing randomness, and complexity-related topics like the hardness vs randomness tradeoff, and so on. Dec 11 '10 at 19:45
• @Suresh: Fine. Please post it as an answer so that I can accept it. Dec 11 '10 at 19:46
• @Tsuyoshi: I think right now the sample is too small to show any meaningful distinction. Btw, we also have the related tags: derandomization, randomness, randomized-algorithms. Dec 11 '10 at 20:09
• @Kaveh or anyone other than me: Please post it as an answer!! I cannot accept an answer posted by myself without waiting for 2 days or so, and I do not want to do that anymore. Dec 11 '10 at 20:13

## 1 Answer

While there may not be a distinction in the question, pseudorandomness is the broader notion that can cover generators as well as tools for testing randomness, and complexity-related topics like the hardness vs randomness tradeoff, and so on. I support changing prg to pseudorandomness-generator, but not any of the other recommendations.

• Thanks, I take my proposal back. Needless to say, if anyone is willing to write a new proposal based on this, I am fine with that. Dec 11 '10 at 20:26