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Rosetta Code:Village Pump/Shared names for languages and implementations

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Shared names for languages and implementations
This is a particular discussion thread among many which consider Rosetta Code.

Summary

What to do about implementation pages when the implementation shares a name with the language

Discussion

What's the appropriate way to make implementation pages when the implementation shares a name with the language (e.g. for Inform 7)? --Mr2001 22:08, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

I say that we should just keep them the same for now (for one thing, it's a vastly common case, especially for less-common languages), having the page note that it is both a language and an implementation of the language. After all, this is a wiki; we don't need to avoid multiple-inheritance… ;-) –Donal Fellows 10:59, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Category:Perl used to be a shared implementation/language page. I don't remember why it was changed. Excessive category nesting does mess with the Semantic MediaWiki queries, though. (SMW collapses categories in queries.) --Michael Mol 12:16, 3 November 2010 (UTC)