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From jdow <>
Subject Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PEOPLE RUNNING TRUNK re: [Bug 7826] Improve language around whitelist/blacklist and master/slave
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:51:59 GMT
I have gentle fun in some of my code and note I have a pointer to my mommy. I 
figure people can figure that out and get the chuckle. Of course, that's in my 
own code for myself and maybe others if I toss it onto GitHub. I also stick in 
the occasional Daddy. So it might even out. I don't obsess at that level. I just 
try my level best, which is not as good as I'd like, to get it right.


On 20200710 01:35:16, Cecil Westerhof wrote:
> jdow <> writes:
>> As a woman engineer, retired, after many years in industry even "gents"
>> does not bother me. It goes with the territory. And if I had a dollar
>> for every time I heard "you guys" from a woman talking to other women
>> I'd be almost as rich as poor man Biden.
>> Political correctness has no place in engineering. Clarity of
>> communications is a basis of the craft. When you disrupt it things
>> break. (eg Mars landers)
> I agree, but when you ban blacklist and whitelist, it is a bit
> inconsistent when you not also take care of the gender terms.
> To be honest, I think the gender terms have a better case to be
> changed as blacklist and whitelist.

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