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This question has been half-answered before:

It was explicitly asked again here:

but no answer was given.

Now a bunch of suggested edits have put the tag in place on a few questions, and I think it's a better solution to create a synonym from back to instead.

Neither tag is a high-volume tag, and there's currently only 1 question (and a number of proposed ones).

Fragmenting the already small tag makes no sense on Code Review.

Can a mod please create the synonym?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I think we should get an expert opinion about the difference first. If they are similar enough, synonimize. Otherwise, they may co-exist like python2 and python3. \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Nov 13 '15 at 2:57
  • \$\begingroup\$ To make things clear: I'm against the massive influx of suggested re-tagging by a user which does not have the reputation to do it the proper way. \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Nov 13 '15 at 3:01
  • \$\begingroup\$ As far as I know, I was using my "create tag" privilege. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 3:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @cpicanco Can you please expand on that? Your current comment makes very little sense I'm afraid. \$\endgroup\$ – Mast Nov 13 '15 at 3:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Well, I don't know how the check all my current privileges, but I remember I earned the "Create new tags" some time ago. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 3:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Please, note that "create new tag" is different from "edit tag wiki". I recently proposed an edit to codereview.stackexchange.com/tags/free-pascal/info and it was approved. So I started fixing the errors I found. Please, reconsider you downvote. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 4:01
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    \$\begingroup\$ For even more recent discussion: meta.codereview.stackexchange.com/q/6137/31562 \$\endgroup\$ – Simon Forsberg Nov 17 '15 at 19:54
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fragmenting the already small tag makes no sense on Code Review

I completely agree, and I've created the synonym.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ I understand the fragmenting argument. Please, consider that [pascal] is sometimes used together with the Delphi tag, which will generate a conflict. Make me know if I should revise Delphi Tags to see if they were mistakenly tagged and propose changes accordingly. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 3:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ Further, I think you are generating confusion to the [delphi], [delphi-xe] taggers, that with some chance will also use the [pascal] tag all together. Is not clear why [free-pascal] should be a synonym for [pascal] in this context. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 4:09
  • \$\begingroup\$ @cpicanco this isn't about whether delphi is pascal or vice-versa. It's about a tag that has very little exposure and usage, and whether it's worth creating a separate tag for one or two questions. the answer is no, it's not worth it. we cross the bridge when we get to the river. \$\endgroup\$ – Mathieu Guindon Nov 13 '15 at 4:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ I wasn't talking about differences between delphi and pascal. I was talking about the behaviour of the people using a confusing tag system. You can't cross the bridge if it is broken. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 4:58
  • \$\begingroup\$ Better, you can't get to the river if you are lost. \$\endgroup\$ – cpicanco Nov 13 '15 at 5:01

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