There are currently 246 questions tagged with . It also has 2 synonyms, and

Reference: action = ([ternary-operator] == bad_tag ? “burninate” : “keep”)

The tag may be too meta or too general to provide useful information about a post.

  1. Practically all code ever written uses conditions in one form or another. All loops also have conditions. As such, we could tag practically every question with , which then makes the tag useless.

  2. Looking through the questions tagged with it, I could not find any particularly distinguishing feature to justify the use of that tag. I tried to find a question that was "about conditions" rather than just "uses conditions" but did not find such a question.

At the moment the tag only has 4 followers. I personally cannot think of any particularly good reason to keep that tag around, though if someone can make a case for it, by all means please do so!

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    \$\begingroup\$ Eww, what an anti-pattern! Try return [conditions].isGoodTag() ? "keep" : "burninate", or even better return [true: "keep", false: "burninate"][[conditions].isGoodTag()] (branches and jumps are slow, you know) \$\endgroup\$
    – cat
    Commented Jul 10, 2016 at 17:51
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    \$\begingroup\$ @cat That could be golfier. return["burninate","keep"][[conditions].isGoodTag()] Code-golf FTW! \$\endgroup\$
    – DJMcMayhem
    Commented Jul 19, 2016 at 21:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @DJMcMayhem Golfiness at the expense of readability D: This is CR, not PPCG! \$\endgroup\$
    – cat
    Commented Jul 20, 2016 at 0:52

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Even with Trogdor's assistance, stayed alive due to its Horcrux: the synonymized still tagged with some questions. With no soul pieces questions remaining, will finally part (along with ).

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Really, I think that the tag is really broad.

We have enough tags that we don't need one for Conditions.

(almost)All code has conditions in it for one thing or another. I really don't think that adding the to any question adds any quality to the question.

Burn it, Burn it with Fire!


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