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SubjectRe: [Tech-board-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 00:31:49 +0300
Pavel Begunkov <asml.silence@gmail.com> wrote:
> > diff --git a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
> > index 2657a55c6f12..4b15ab671089 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
> > +++ b/Documentation/process/coding-style.rst
> > @@ -319,6 +319,18 @@ If you are afraid to mix up your local variable names, you have another
> > problem, which is called the function-growth-hormone-imbalance syndrome.
> > See chapter 6 (Functions).
> >
> > +For symbol names, avoid introducing new usage of the words 'slave' and
> > +'blacklist'. Recommended replacements for 'slave' are: 'secondary',
> > +'subordinate', 'replica', 'responder', 'follower', 'proxy', or
> > +'performer'. Recommended replacements for blacklist are: 'blocklist' or
> > +'denylist'.
>
> "Subordinate" means that they are unequal, and inequality is a big issue. This

And if two objects are unequal, then that seems to be an appropriate
term. We are not concerned about the inequality of devices.

-- Steve

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