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Should we delete ? It doesn't seem to add value, what would even be the wiki and description for the tag, and for example https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/data is empty. For appropriate uses, we have .

For clarity: making a synonym for is not helpful because that will probably lead to many questions incorrectly being tagged with . is specific and is not about analytics, oracles, historical prices, and whatever other data people are interested in...

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    Maybe data should just be synonym / merged with calldata. Deletion might be overshooting the target. :-)
    – q9f
    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:13
  • @5chdn a lot of data doesn't fit calldata. What cases could we be concerned about? :)
    – eth Mod
    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:19
  • Then we need a replacement tag. storage?
    – q9f
    Jul 7, 2016 at 8:31
  • Yeah, that didn't help anyone. I have removed it. :-P
    – q9f
    Aug 16, 2016 at 13:15
  • 'Trivial answer converted to comment' wtf.
    – q9f
    Aug 16, 2016 at 13:17

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Yeah, that didn't help anyone. I have removed it.

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It's not completely off the scale because data is a special keyword of the transaction object.

http://solidity.readthedocs.io/en/latest/units-and-global-variables.html?highlight=msg.value#block-and-transaction-properties

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    calldata is exactly for this purpose. "msg.data (bytes): complete calldata"
    – eth Mod
    Jul 18, 2016 at 22:49
  • As I said before, If there is no other fir than calldata, make it a synonym. If there is, leave the tag with a proper description.
    – q9f
    Jul 20, 2016 at 11:03
  • @5chdn What do you think the description for "data" tag should be?
    – eth Mod
    Aug 11, 2016 at 19:46

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