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Redis does a Python, crushes 'offensive' master, slave code terms

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"This is just silly."

Sadly, I think it's more serious than just silly; it's neurotic, because they're looking for offense where none was intended and because they believe that a word should only mean what they think it should mean - a sort of neurotic pedantry.

Ultimately, words are just words; it's what people do that may be acceptable or, in the case of slavery, unacceptable.

What I find worrying about things like this is that decisions are being made on the basis of neurosis instead of rationality.

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