Based on one of my other questions, the tag info about suggests to tag c++11 tagged question with c++ too.

Please tag questions about C++11 with the c++ tag, along with the c++11 tag.


I feel like it's very redundant and really wonder why users should bother.

Why do we ask users to tag questions about C++11 with the c++ tag, along with the c++11 tag?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'd be curious to know why this question has been downvoted! \$\endgroup\$ – Vaillancourt Feb 13 '17 at 11:57

I can see an argument that C++ experts may not think to search for the C++11 tag as well and thus may miss a question taggged only with ... But I think that creates more of an argument to merge the tags than to encourage effectively-duplicate tagging.

I think this guidance should be removed from the tag documentation.


Second tag is often an indication of what subset of C++ asker can use and what he can not.

For example, indicates question that needs expertise in Delphi programming language, but means that solutions should be compatible with Delphi 7 version specifically (which lacks operator overloading, for example).

P.S. I doubt C++/C++11 separation is viable for GameDev. After all we are typically dealing with higher-level concepts than specific language version quirks/features.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, I feel that c++11 is used as a meta tag here. \$\endgroup\$ – Vaillancourt Feb 13 '17 at 11:56
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    \$\begingroup\$ This is a discussion "thread". I would appreciate the downvoter to comment on his downvote, so his/her point could be included too. \$\endgroup\$ – Kromster says support Monica Feb 15 '17 at 5:03

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