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We have a tag for ASIO, but its meaning is ambiguous due to two unrelated things called "ASIO".

One meaning is Audio Stream Input/Ouput, a sound card driver standard developed by Steinberg for low-latency sound card access for music software.

The other meaning is the ASIO C++ Library, commonly used for network access.

Any thoughts on how the "ASIO" tag can be split? Otherwise the tag is fairly worthless, I'm afraid.

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Of course it can, the question is will anyone with the power bother. Your case could be strengthened with a count of the total uses of the tag, and some estimates of how often it's used each way. –  dmckee Feb 18 '11 at 16:23
    
There are currently 82 questions tagged asio. Surprisingly (to me anyway), only 1 of those 82 questions was relevant to audio programming ASIO. I have seen other questions related to ASIO for audio programming, but they were likely tagged for a specific ASIO library, such as bass or naudio. They might also have been tagged DSP. Given these counts, I am not sure if this is still a relevant request. I believe it is, but am interested in feedback from those who have been around here a bit longer. –  Brad Feb 18 '11 at 17:18
    
I think that supports you case for the break-out below, except that it leaves room for the un-modified tag to mean "asynchronous IO". The big problem here, is that the introduction of tag-wikis means that dual use tags (which we used to be OK with) either need a complicated wiki or need to be split up. –  dmckee Feb 18 '11 at 17:25
    
@dmckee, In addition, features such as feeds and e-mail alerts for tags also need to be considered. –  Brad Feb 18 '11 at 18:07
    
Questions about whether the intelligence organization ASIO has hacked into your computer belong on Super User. –  Andrew Grimm Oct 27 '11 at 23:16

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I suppose one method would be to use the following three tags:

  • boost-asio (Already in place)
  • asio-non-boost
  • asio-audio
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