Is the tag sufficiently differentiated from the tag to warrant keeping it?

In the three years since I posted this question the tags have remained separate. Perhaps now there is enough experience and habit to make a clear decision on this matter. Please post your argument either way as an answer than may be Accepted.

  • I don't think so. Although I recently approved an excerpt edit for their efforts, I do think it should be made a synonym of performance-tuning. – rm -rf Sep 26 '12 at 21:40
  • Agreed- and having the synonym would be a benefit – Verbeia Sep 26 '12 at 21:47
  • Also agree. If at some point we'd need to differentiate between various types of performance-tuning, we can always do so, but right now I don't see such a need. – Leonid Shifrin Sep 26 '12 at 23:26
  • Nope. Synonimize away! – Oleksandr R. Sep 27 '12 at 0:38
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    Hmm... There are certainly times when "performance tuning" involves the reduction of the memory consumed by your code. – Mark McClure Sep 27 '12 at 2:30
  • @MarkMcClure I think that's a good point! If we keep a more general performance-tuning, we will cover all cases. – Leonid Shifrin Sep 28 '12 at 1:02
  • I'd say make speed a synonym of master performance_tuning – Sjoerd C. de Vries Jun 28 '15 at 21:47
  • +1 for synonym. – shrx Jun 30 '15 at 7:46
  • @Sjoerd Please post that as an answer so people can vote for it, and so that it can be Accepted. – Mr.Wizard Jun 30 '15 at 9:40
  • @Mr.wizard OK, done. – Sjoerd C. de Vries Jun 30 '15 at 9:44

I'd say make speed a synonym of master performance_tuning. The other way around would certainly be wrong as speed is just one of the possible tunings (memory, complexity, development time, training time in the case of machine learning etc.).

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