Should we merge "errors" into "exceptions" tags? suggested that is too general.

Since "out-of-gas" is the most common exception/error in Ethereum, should we retag/rename to ? It fits all questions currently tagged with .

  • Bad JUMPDEST exceptions are also quite common Jan 30, 2016 at 2:36
  • But aren't most of those "Bad JUMPDEST" due to out-of-gas instead of handwritten bytecode that specified an invalid jumpdest ?
    – eth Mod
    Jan 30, 2016 at 6:55
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    Yes, but it would be confusing for someone experiencing a JUPDEST error to tag their post with a GAS exception. Just using the "exception" tag seems more general and intuitive to me. Jan 30, 2016 at 6:57
  • Agreed with Tjaden, maybe we just want to add an out-of-gas tag instead of using it as a replacement.
    – Joël
    Feb 1, 2016 at 0:23
  • Agree with having tags for specific exceptions. Technically these are halting-exceptions and I think it's appropriate to have multiple tags because there can also be a solidity-exception (which is different).
    – nessence
    Feb 14, 2016 at 2:01

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Yes, this works very well for all 4 questions being tagged with


Please use both tags. The error message in the geth logfile is "Out of Gas". New devs don't always know they are related. As a matter of fact, I recall finding out the hard way that throw in solidity uses up all available gas.

  • Agree if both can fit. I tried adding back exceptions tag to your question, but not sure which tag should be booted out to make room for it...
    – eth Mod
    Feb 9, 2016 at 18:55

I would like to suggest using out-of-gas and evm-exception. Solidity has exceptions too so "exception" maybe too generic. "exception" isn't so bad if its alongside one of the other tags.

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