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When answering How can i compile cpp using vim yesterday, I've seen that there was no tag related to compilation from vim associated to the question.

So, "let's add one" I though. I've started to type compi to see being proposed. "Okay, that's an odd one", I check what questions are associated to it, and I see: questions about compiling from vim, and also questions about compiling Vim, and no description.

First I think we need to decide what this tag shall be about and fix the questions associated to it.

Then We need to decide on a clear tag for questions related to compilation from vim. Of course there is the tag. As an experienced Vim user I know the feature, and I'm able to find the tag. But what about new comers? Can we really expect them to find the right tag? Given all the question mis-associated to I doubt so.

Shouldn't we have a compile-from-vim tag that acts as a synonym to ? Or should we have yet another tag?

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But what about new comers? Can we really expect them to find the right tag? > Given all the question mis-associated to I doubt so.

In my experience people don't read tag descriptions, so having two tags which are similar in name but actually very different is not going to help that. I mean, how many questions about running Vim on Microsoft Windows () are currently mistagged with ?

seems a bit overly long/waffling to me for a tag name. is closely related to what you're suggesting; perhaps we can also add a which is a bit broader and also covers :compiler and such (could even alias them, maybe?)

But if we don't retag or rename people will keep mistagging these questions; I think it would make sense to rename to something like building-vim, or maybe just retag all the existing questions to the already existing tag?

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    Indeed, if there is a installing tag, it seems like a good candidate for absorbing compile-vim. – Luc Hermitte Jan 26 at 21:16

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