What differentiate the editors tag from other tags? It should be about asking for general stuff about editors (ie editor recommendation for an specific task, how to configure the default editor) or for specific editors that doesn't have their own tag (ie, how to do X in Serna (serna is an xml editor), how to configure my view in radare (a hexadecimal editor))? Should it get renamed to text-editors? What is the usage of the tag?
editors is indeed mostly if not exclusively about text editors, as the tag wiki indicates. I think I agree with renaming to text-editors — I can't think of many questions that could apply to a more general sense of “a program that modifies a file based on user interactions”.
editors should only be used on the few questions that are about editors in general, as opposed to about a specific editor. If you have a question about Emacs, tag it emacs. If you have a question about Serna, tag it serna.
Here are some examples of questions that should have the editors tag:
- Questions about choosing the right editor for a task.
- Questions about how (a large class of) editors work, such as Modeless vs modal editors or Get rid of *~ files in KDE editors or File permissions and saving
Questions about transforming text should use the tag text-processing, not text-editors, unless the question is specifically about doing the transformation interactively and not as part of a batch job.