One question is: what should be the name of the tag that actually appears, i.e. which should be the main one and which should be a synonym? Personally I do not want to comment on this, so I would like to leave it to a discussion.
This is a counterpoint to Pickett's answer. I actually agree with Karsten's answer, but this was the first thing that came to my mind:
Two arguments in favor of mathlink:
- WRI can always rename MathLink/WSTP again in the future, which would require the tag to be updated again. But they cannot go back and change the past, so MathLink would be a more permanent solution. (Similarly, I don't see us deciding to rename the site to "Wolfram System.SE".)
- For most of the history of Mathematica, it has been known as MathLink, and so it follows that more people will recognise it under this name, at least for the time being.
This answer is for those who want wstp to be the tag that actually appears.
Two arguments that support this conclusion:
- The confusion over the naming is temporary, long term it will be a non-issue since WRI will always refer to it as
wstpin the future.
wstp-and-mathlinkare aesthetically displeasing.