I recently noticed a couple of questions tagged that don't make any sense to me. I clicked through to make sure I knew what the architecture tag was supposed to be and discovered a hodge-podge of stuff. It looks like it was originally created with the processor architecture in mind, but that's not fully clear any more.

Could the tag perhaps be renamed so that people don't randomly tag stuff with it without realizing what it's supposed to be about?

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I authoritatively declare that the creator of meant it for questions about the design or architecture of unix systems, i.e. how the core stuff works. That's what it currently means on 8 of the 10 questions that now have it. On the other 2, it means CPU architecture.

I'm not opposed to renaming it; I proposed as an alternative earlier, but I'm open to other suggestions.

Ok for .

Whatever we decide, let's document it in the tag wikis. (Back then the tag wiki edit rules were different, I suspect I didn't have the right to write one.)

  • Pardon my misunderstanding. The name design strikes me as prone to ambiguity as well, but documenting would help. I don't know that we need a cpu-architecture, I was just trying to un-muddle what was what in my head.
    – Caleb
    Commented Jun 27, 2011 at 19:33

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