In light of this question and its pursuant comments: Functions tag -- best usage?

Please consider questions of this type:

  1. Functions vs. patterns

  2. How can I create a function with "positional" or "named" optional arguments?

  3. Passing down arguments

I believe that these are distinct from the greater body of functional programming.

  • Is there an existing tag that befits these questions, and does not excessively dilute them?

  • If there is not, what is an appropriate tag? ?

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    It seems that the focus of your example questions is more on arguments, at least the 2nd and 3rd. So wouldn't arguments or function-arguments do? I don't really like the functions tag as it is too broad and nondescript, although its usage (20 times so far) seems to be rather restricted. – Sjoerd C. de Vries Feb 17 '12 at 9:55
  • @Sjoerd I agree that "functions" is lacking. I would like to start retagging with something better but I don't know what. I favor "function-construction" over "arguments" because there are questions about functions that are not only arguments (adding Attributes to an anonymous function for example). – Mr.Wizard Feb 17 '12 at 10:00
  • OK, that's probably the best thing then. It fits with my earlier function-xxxx proposal. – Sjoerd C. de Vries Feb 17 '12 at 11:29

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