# [hash-map]->[hash-table]

We have both and in the system. I have been trying to keep from having language-specific constructs in the tags.

Not sure how this one slipped through... again.

I propose creating a synonym from to . This is better than burnination because new questions cannot recreate the tag.

Similarly, ->

• How is this status-completed? Still two different tags, no synonym. I've just updated the hash-map tag wiki (since this one has the most questions belonging to it) so that this merge can be done. – Toby Speight Feb 4 at 17:15
• [dictionary] still exists too. – RubberDuck Feb 4 at 20:43

I say do it. Wikipedia considers them the same thing and as far as I know, they are.

However, there might be a bit of confusion for any Java developers and that might be a drawback. Apparently both exists as separate entities, so we'll need to be prepared to explain that tags such as these are not language specific.

• A good tag wiki should solve the Java particularity! – Marc-Andre Oct 24 '14 at 19:15
• Java Hashtable is an old crap, it doesn't really count. AFAIK there's no reason to use it, ever (its synchronization is rarely useful and if so, then there's Collections.synchronizedMap). I guess, there are many people not knowing that it exists (and that's a good thing). – maaartinus Jul 4 '15 at 18:38

# This needs moderator intervention

This is because -> exists.
And since -> exists, we can't synonym -> / either.

• and ..... Done! – Malachi Feb 19 at 0:35

Yes, let's merge these - probably into , as that's the one with most questions (by only a small margin).

I've copied the useful stuff from into it in readiness for the merge.

Definitely yes to the synonym once it's done.

(I don't understand why this question is ; did it somehow get discompleted in the intervening years?)