Please merge tag (2 questions) into (46), and make them synonyms.

Tag legacy-code does not have wiki nor excerpt. Tag legacy wiki excerpt is

Questions about legacy languages, code, or applications.

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I am not sure that I agree.

Legacy can have a different meaning when being used to describe the old application during an application rewrite project.


What columns are we supposed to display on the Inventory Summary panel again? What does the legacy application have?

Legacy code I feel is just describing or talking about old code in an application. Granted the example questions you have posted are tagged legacy but actually about legacy code.

What I suggest instead is to create instead.

  • my request is based on tag wiki excerpt wording, which clearly indicates for all the readers: "Questions about legacy languages, code, or applications." While it is spelled the way it is now, separate tag legacy-code makes no sense
    – gnat
    Jan 12, 2013 at 15:43
  • I think it makes sense if we change the excerpt wording to be specific. Either we create separate tags for code and applications or we get rid of the legacy-code tag.
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Jan 12, 2013 at 15:54
  • if we change excerpt, then we also probably need to re-scan existing questions in that tag to find out if some of these became invalidated, right? (side note having 2 or 3 encounters with legacy through my career I feel applications and code in these matters are pretty tightly coupled)
    – gnat
    Jan 12, 2013 at 15:57
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    @gnat Well they are tightly coupled but still different. I have a few experiences where conversations arise that product owners want old legacy software to be rewritten, but are confused about which features need to carry over.
    – maple_shaft Mod
    Jan 12, 2013 at 16:00

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