I was writing a question about how the clock changes between Linux and Windows, and noticed the tag. However, after looking over the questions, it seemed broad - or, at least, had multiple definitions. The tag is currently being used for:

  • Timestamps
  • System clock
  • CPU clock speed

It could very well use with being split into more tags.

Since this tag is so broad, could it be split up into more specific tags?

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    [CPU-clock]. Oh how have times progressed. That did not use to be on the CPU back when I still needed to walk uphils both way, to school and back home. :)
    – Hennes
    Jul 3, 2018 at 22:30
  • I agree it's too broad. [timestamp] has a definition that associates it with an event time. Questions about time of day that aren't about a timestamp might be a better match with [date-time]. [computer-clock] might still be misused (like for [cpu-clock]), but I can't think of a better tag. Other than those nits, I like it.
    – fixer1234
    Jul 4, 2018 at 0:59
  • Additional thoughts: 1) if we have an issue with [clock] being ambiguous, we should not keep it as-is and rely on wiki excerpt guidance. 1st bullet: definitely remove redundant [clock] tags. 2nd bullet: replace it with [computer-clock]. 2) [cpu-clock-speed] is too restrictive, excluding other possible questions relating to the cpu clock. Just use [cpu-clock] for all questions pertaining to it.
    – fixer1234
    Jul 5, 2018 at 0:42
  • Drive-by suggestion from an outsider: how about [real-time-clock] for clocks that keep human time? [computer-clock] makes me think of CPU/memory/etc clock speeds. Jul 8, 2018 at 3:20
  • "real time" has implications of RTOS that probably aren't intended. "wall-clock"? :)
    – mattdm
    Jul 13, 2018 at 13:00
  • @JeffreyBosboom as in "the time displayed on your computer?"
    – Mureinik
    Aug 5, 2018 at 15:00


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