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[OT] master/slave debate in Python


On 24/09/2018 14:52, Robin Becker wrote:
> On 23/09/2018 15:45, Albert-Jan Roskam wrote:
>> *sigh*. I'm with Hettinger on this.
>>
>> https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/11/python_purges_master_and_slave_in_political_pogrom/ 
>>
>>
> I am as well. Don't fix what is not broken. The semantics (in 
> programming) might not be an exact match, but people have been using 
> these sorts of terms for a long time without anyone objecting. This sort 
> of language control is just thought control of the wrong sort.

Never mind the justification and the overblown coverage in publications 
like the Register - if you look at the patches actually merged (mostly 
in https://github.com/python/cpython/pull/9101/files) they all look like 
entirely reasonable changes making docs, docstrings and comments clearer.