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. :-) – Afr Jul 7 '16 at 8:13
  • @5chdn a lot of data doesn't fit calldata. What cases could we be concerned about? :) – eth Jul 7 '16 at 8:19
  • Then we need a replacement tag. storage? – Afr Jul 7 '16 at 8:31
  • Yeah, that didn't help anyone. I have removed it. :-P – Afr Aug 16 '16 at 13:15
  • 'Trivial answer converted to comment' wtf. – Afr Aug 16 '16 at 13:17

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


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


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    calldata is exactly for this purpose. "msg.data (bytes): complete calldata" – eth Jul 18 '16 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. – Afr Jul 20 '16 at 11:03
  • @5chdn What do you think the description for "data" tag should be? – eth Aug 11 '16 at 19:46

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