I posted the following question which was very quickly put on hold, likely because the way it was phrased invited low-quality, opinion-based answers:
I once read a term that referred to the usual and expected way to solve a given problem. For example, writing
a = a + 1in C-based languages would be considered inelegant by many programmers, who might say "writing
a++is more ****".
Do you know the term for this that is used in programming literature? I think it was an adjective, and it was not "canonical".
Then, the correct answer was given in a comment by CodesInChaos, and gnat posted a link to a meta question regarding which terminology questions may and may not be on topic. So I tried to edit the question to improve it, asked to reopen it, and flagged it for moderator attention.
Ultimately, it was closed.
Now I'm curious: what was wrong with the question? I genuinely feel that the question and the correct answer would prove useful. Can it be rephrased to have a chance of being undeleted? What are the criteria?