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On the main site, there are two tags about code-formatting inside a LaTeX documents which all refer to listings package: and .

  • currently has 40 watchers and 2.6k questions, and a very detailed description.
  • currently has 2 watchers and only 83 questions, and it has no description text at all.

Literally is only a sub-tag of . It is like as a sub-tag of . Therefore, I think should be deleted and should be used instead in questions, like what has happened with .

The only reason, in my opinion, which is "legal" enough to keep the is that there are some questions about issues in lstlisting environment and not related to \lstinline. But we can still use for such questions well. This reason seems to be insufficient.

What do you think?

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    your argument seems good to me – David Carlisle Apr 22 at 8:28
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    @DavidCarlisle Can you please suggest a tag synonym? I don't have sufficient reputation in lstlisting to do so. – Henri Menke Apr 23 at 2:16
  • @HenriMenke I think JouleV's suggestion was to delete lstlisting and re-tag them as listings rather than making a synonym, I think that requires mod action? – David Carlisle Apr 23 at 7:52
  • @DavidCarlisle I think if lstlisting becomes a synonym of listings, every questions tagged lstlisting will be tagged listings automatically. – user156344 Apr 23 at 8:52
  • @JouleV yes sure but (separately you could choose to ask a moderator to delete a tag if you think it's confusing) I think I will wait for moderator advice here.... – David Carlisle Apr 23 at 8:55
  • @DavidCarlisle Well, if lstlisting is deleted, questions using this tag will not be retagged. – user156344 Apr 23 at 9:17
  • @JouleV last time we did such a thing a couple of volunteers spent 10 minutes and just retagged them all and that was a few hundred, not just 80 questions. – David Carlisle Apr 23 at 9:21
  • @DavidCarlisle Let's wait for moderators' advice then. – user156344 Apr 23 at 9:22
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    I agree with the suggestion. Note there is also a listingsutf8 tag which might also be considered redundant. – Andrew Swann Apr 24 at 10:57
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    People can vote for the synonym at tex.stackexchange.com/tags/listings/synonyms – moewe May 4 at 12:06

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