I think having an assembly board would be cool in this forum.
Until there's enough volume, I suspect that the general discussion forum would be perfectly fine for this subject - it makes it a bit harder to find the posts, but adding another forum also makes for "more work" in some ways (having too many forums just makes people post in the wrong place anyways!).
I think the Tech Board would be a better catch all for programming related topics that do not fall into an existing forum's scope.Until there's enough volume, I suspect that the general discussion forum would be perfectly fine for this subject
Hopefully anyone using ASM can figure out which board to post on, because if they can't they don't have a hope. Adding a board for assembly certainly won't cause more people to post ASM questions on other boards, but it'll give a place for the people who can figure out where do post.
Anyone in need of such a volume of assembly questions that it would require its own board should be able to use Google to discover a dedicated assembly forum, or assembly sections of generic tech forums. Or they could just go to Usenet, comp.lang.asm and its subgroups, and alt.lang.asm.
This is still a board about C and C++ primarily.
All the buzzt!
"There is not now, nor has there ever been, nor will there ever be, any programming language in which it is the least bit difficult to write bad code."
- Flon's Law
This is a C/C++ board not an assembly language board. There are other boards that are more prepared to deal with assembly questions.
And to answer future polls:
Any new board here = a bad idea.
Then why do we have an AI board?
“I just want to use my computer in a productive manner, not learn how to use it.” — Elysia
“A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.” — Alan Jay Perlis
AI can and has been implemented in C/C++, and theoretical stuff is welcome to be discussed there also, because it doesn't get away from the point of the board, which is a learning place for C/C++
"The Internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it." - John Gilmore
It's a near direct translation between machine language and human readable form. Plus, consider the fact that there is no standard "assembly language," considering how many different assemblers use different forms (AT&T vs. Intel), different directives, etc.
If we have a board for assembly, the terrorist win.
lol mk.If we have a board for assembly, the terrorist win.
(as of posting)
29% in favor
if it were more like 51% then you would have a chance at arguing further, looks like it's a dead end.