Please merge tag (27 questions) into (5), and make them synonyms.

Preference for master tag is because I consider dry-principle a more descriptive name.

Tag dry wiki excerpt is

DRY is short for "Don’t Repeat Yourself". This paradigm advocates to avoid code and data redundancy.

Tag dry-principle wiki excerpt is

Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY). Also known as Duplication Is Evil (DIE). The objective of DRY is to write code that is non-repetitive.

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    The fact that there are 27 questions for dry and only 5 for dry-principle might support the argument that dry is more intuitively obvious, even if dry-principle is technically more correct. Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 14:21
  • @DanPichelman well I merely explained my preference. Your reasoning makes pretty good sense though, so wouldn't mind dry to be a master
    – gnat
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 14:23
  • update: it looks like status-completed now - programmers.stackexchange.com/tags/dry/synonyms "...The following tags will be remapped to dry - dry-principle"
    – gnat
    Commented Sep 17, 2013 at 22:26

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Done - according to dry tag synonyms page,

The following tags will be remapped to


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