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.