The tag was created in February 2016 and currently has 36 questions. was created in January 2019 and has 31 questions. A few questions are tagged with both.

Don't these tags cover the same topic? What shall we do about the redundancy?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Is it possible to merge them and just keep the simpler one, lexer, re-labelling questions that had lexical-analysis? \$\endgroup\$
    – Reinderien
    Commented Jun 7, 2022 at 12:00
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    \$\begingroup\$ I'm not expert in that field, but I'd imagine lexical-analysis being (slightly) broader than lexer where the broader one would be the one we want to end up with. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Commented Jun 8, 2022 at 6:33

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has been synonimized and merged into , so the correct tag will automatically show up when searching for it in the Tags section below a new question:

Searching for lexer in Tags section shows lexical-analysis

Some statistics:

has been removed from 32 questions.
has been added to 29 questions.
This implies 3 questions previously had both tags applied.

now has 65 questions (35 short of being badge worthy).
9 of those are unanswered.


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