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Re: technical terms overhaul

Hi there

On 19/06/2020 21:14, Eike Lantzsch wrote:

On the danger of starting a flame war ...
thinking about the article by Gunnar Wolf on Planet Debian

instead of "whitelist" and "blacklist" I would like to propose the terms:
"allowlist" and "rejectlist"
instead of (for example on disk drives) "master" and "slave" I like to propose
the terms:
"lead" and "lag" which are e.g. used when electrically managing two pumps
working on the same hydraulic circuit.

What do you think?

How about parent, child, kill, zombie, cooked, raw, sane.
Male, female, bisex connectors.
Red and black.
In a classic concurrent server, a client connects. The parent creates a child. The child does all the work (child labour). After the work is done the child commits suicide or gets killed by the parent.

These metaphors are not necessarily very nice. The main thing is that they are clear.


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