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

JohnFen Silver badge

" “Primary” and “secondary”, or whatever, carries the intent just as well."

Primary and secondary doesn't do that. Perhaps "controller" and "controllee"?

Personally, I think this is a stupid non-issue to raise any kind of fuss about. In the end, though, as a stupid non-issue, it's no more intelligent to fight against changing the terms. My only concern is that whatever terms replace it are both correct and don't coopt a technical term used for similar, but different, purposes, thus causing confusion.

Master/slave has the advantage of being very clear and well-established, eliminating confusion.

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