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SubjectRe: [Tech-board-discuss] [Ksummit-discuss] [PATCH] CodingStyle: Inclusive Terminology
On Tue, 7 Jul 2020 01:54:23 -0700
Kees Cook <> wrote:

> "I will whitelist the syscall" -- sounds correct to me (same for
> "it is whitelisted" or "it is in whitelisting mode").
> "I will allow-list the syscall" -- sounds wrong to me (same for
> "it is allow-listed" or "it is in allow-listing mode").

That's because we can't just make "allow-list" a drop in replacement
for "whitelist" as I too (native English speaker) find it awkward. But
then we don't need to make it a drop in replacement.

"I will whitelist the syscall" will become "I will add the syscall to
the allow-list", which sounds perfectly fine, and even better than
saying "I will add the syscall to the whitelist".

-- Steve

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