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This question has been posted and tagged with . It is the first assert-tagged question, and the tag appears somewhat relevant, but I am not certain that it adds any significant value.

Already there are edit-suggestions for a full wiki-text on this tag.

Should the question simply be untagged, or is a meaningful tag?

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I would rename the tag to . It would be analogous to , , and , serving as a flag that the author has particular concerns about that aspect of the code.

Update: Since this is now the highest voted answer here, I've gone ahead and retagged that question with .

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Does it have a better synonym? For example 'design by contract' isn't a tag. 'error-handling' is an existing tag, however assertions don't 'handle' an error.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Even though it's not a synonym directly, I do feel that unit-testing is strongly related to it. \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Jan 13 '14 at 19:25
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As ChrisW asks: is there a better synonym?

I have identified as a potential candidate to replace the

I think it would be reasonable to edit the post, and replace the assert tag with validation tag.

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    \$\begingroup\$ To me, validation and assertion is not the same thing. You validate input by a user, but you assert that 2 + 2 equals 4. \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Jan 13 '14 at 19:26

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