A search reveals 96 hits for risc-v, 25 for lowrisc, 16 for riscv, and 1 for sodor (obviously with a overlap, but still significant), so would it be out of line to suggest a risc-v tag?
We don’t have tags for x86, x64, mips, arm, sparc, blackfin, or any other architectures that actually exist in large numbers.
Exactly. Hardware is sufficient. Especially since most RISC-V projects are vaporware in terms of hardware one can buy. It’s not like people are missing a lot of opportunities.
My personal argument here would be that risc-v is unique in that it is a real royalty-free open standard, where those other architectures given as examples are all either fully proprietary or not both open and royalty free, with the notable exception of sparc. I do, however, understand the counterargument presented here.
I’m not sure royalty free has any bearing on it being specifically unique in its feature set that articles about it will be so different from other architecture articles.
I doubt anyone who’s interested in hardware would be uninterested in risc-v or vice versa.
(I can’t find the page with the graph of existing tags any more - where has that gone?)
The link is kinda hidden on the about page. Just in case: https://lobste.rs/tags