Ctags / Cscope are very popular frameworks that are utilized in VIM. Should we allow questions regarding ctags/cscope ?

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If the problem is with using ctags or cscope in Vim, sure. Exuberant Ctags - Duplicate tags problem is a good example: the discussion in the comments involve Vim configuration.

If the question is purely about ctags or cscope usage, without Vim entering the picture, then, of course, nope.

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    More general, I would say that almost any "X and Vim"-question is on-topic. Dec 28, 2015 at 15:00
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    @Carpetsmoker, almost, but probably not "How can I use ctags in Eclipse the way I'm used to doing in Vim?" :)
    – Wildcard
    Jan 8, 2016 at 5:31
  • @Wildcard No. Obviously not every question with "Vim" in the title is on-topic. Jan 8, 2016 at 12:16
  • Though what if you're using the eclim plugin or similar? ;) Jan 8, 2016 at 15:04
  • @WayneWerner If you're using eclim, why would you be using ctags in Eclipse and not Vim directly?
    – muru
    Jan 8, 2016 at 19:40

:helpgrep cscope yields 316 results and :helpgrep ctags yields 189 result in my vim build. These programs seem to be important in vim, so 'we' should allow question on ctags/cscope

  • Are you saying we should allow any questions on ctags and cscope?
    – muru
    Jan 1, 2016 at 9:14
  • why not? I don't know anyone who uses cscope without vim.
    – stdcall
    Jan 1, 2016 at 9:35
  • @stdcall A bunch of people use emacs with cscope: emacswiki.org/emacs/CScopeAndEmacs Indeed, the prof who introduced me to cscope exclusively used emacs in his demos.
    – muru
    Jan 1, 2016 at 14:15
  • that's true. and there's also an emacs stackexchange beta site. I think that the question should be eligible there too
    – stdcall
    Jan 1, 2016 at 16:03
  • @stdcall Which question? (BTW, Emacs graduated.)
    – muru
    Jan 1, 2016 at 16:30
  • question about cscope.
    – stdcall
    Jan 1, 2016 at 17:13
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    @stdcall sure, they'd allow it, if you were asking about using cscope with emacs. A question about just cscope (or ctags, for that matter) doesn't belong here or there.
    – muru
    Jan 1, 2016 at 18:17

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