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[–] derram 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago :

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms • The Register

'In 2014, Drupal, after some argument, swapped the terms "master" and "slave" for "primary" and "replica."'

'Last week Victor Stinner, a Python developer who works for Red Hat, published four pull requests seeking to change "master" and "slave" in Python documentation and code to terms like "parent," "worker," or something similarly anodyne. '

'The same year, Django traded "master" and "slave" for "leader" and "follower."'

'And when Python 3.8 is released, there will be fewer instances of these terms. '

'"I'm not super-excited by the idea that Python has to change its behavior based on secret comments," lamented Larry Hastings. '

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