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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms


I could not agree more

There are potentially hundreds of triggers in python. Perhaps the interpreter should explicitly barf on offensive terms used as variable names to prevent users from creating insensitive code. The parser could compare all variable and function names against a blacklist (oops, I meant a condemned word list). Of course, such a list would itself be offensive, so would need to be obscured so that no fragile developers would stumble across it accidentally. Probably best to just ban any recognizable words as a precaution.

Also: Token ring used hermaphroditic connectors at one time. There is a concrete example of another sex.

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