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Thank you for pointing this out. No. A tag simply called controller is far too vague to be of any use. I would interpret it as referring to a controller processor within a circuit board, for example a NIC or a CRTC - we have questions about these. Others interpret it as a games controller. Ambiguity is anathema to tags. Indeed, the questions with the tag ...


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Good catch. I can see no compelling reason to keep them separate. If others agree, they can be merged.


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clone has a very clear and different meaning. Think IBM PC clone as the prime example - a computer that is itself retro that mimicked (to varying degrees of compatibility) another computer of its time. Yes, you can "clone" a retro computer today with either retro or modern hardware (or even a simulation in software), but that is something entirely ...


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The Question seems to be more about I/O usage and timing - something that can happen with any language. It seems not to hold anything Assembly specific. So it does not contain or generate any knowledge about or related to Assembly - which is what someone looking for that tag would look for. Just because Assembly is used to generate the example does not make ...


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I don't remember what I was thinking while I was writing that. Fortunately, I do remember that I was trying to populate a large number of tags, so the rest of the wording provides enough information for me to deduce my thought processes. For questions regarding MS-DOS, the Microsoft Disk Operating System. This tag wiki excerpt doesn't really give much ...


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Well spotted. The tag wiki is clearly wrong. All reference to batch languages should be removed.


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If the question were a generic "I see this problem in someone else's code and am wondering why it is happening" then I think assembly would not belong. However, this question actually includes assembly language code, so the tag belongs here.


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I haven’t noticed this discussion before. I have actually created dos, but I defined it to apply to DOS systems on x86 computers only. I believe this is justified as they share a common ABI and therefore maintain a certain degree of compatibility between each other, but since not all of them were actually derived from Microsoft code, they shouldn’t be lumped ...


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The community that grew up around the project now called SBC v2 calls itself RetroBrew Computers. While it's a coinage, it does capture the idea of old technology, but in homebrew ways. Obviously Raspberry Pi or Arduino would be out of scope … I wouldn't be so sure. Arduinos and Raspberry Pis find a whole raft of uses as high-performance interface chips, ...


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