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I recently noticed the code-generation tag, which is a redundant with metagolf. I'd suggest that code-generation is a synonym of metagolf, but don't have the rep to do so.

Since there's only one question tagged code-generation, I'm tempted to just retag it. Is that the appropriate action? It seems strange to me that if somebody makes up a tag, others must get reputation in it to point out that it's redundant.

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Since there's only one question using the tag, and since it clearly falls under , you should just retag it. There's not much point in creating a tag synonym for a single-question tag, at least unless you anticipate the tag getting more use in the future.

That said, dmckee does make a good point that could potentially apply to non-golf challenges too. I don't think we need both, but I could support renaming to instead to make it more generic. (That could also be done manually — it's only four questions plus the tag wiki.)

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I recently noticed the code-generation tag, which is a redundant with metagolf.

I'd say that this statement constitutes a claim that there no possible way to write a code generation challenge where the goal something other than golfing the generated code, does it not?

Give me a couple of days. I'll think about it.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I agree that metagolf is a proper subset of code-generation. However, the sole problem under the code-generation tag is metagolf. \$\endgroup\$ – boothby Jan 7 '14 at 3:48
  • \$\begingroup\$ FWIW, my comment is more general: does the synonym reputation requirement make sense in the context of a new, redundant tag? \$\endgroup\$ – boothby Jan 7 '14 at 4:07

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