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perotti991126d"Words can offend people"
While it's true in general, the problem here is the action on itself.
Picture this: QA rejects a deliver because implementation (unseen code) has "offensive terms"
Fuck this shit.
Waiting for a ton of BIOS software to upgrade the same terms for hdds
@perotti as open source software is published on GitHub, indexed by Google and taught in introduction to programming classes all around the world, I wouldn't call it "unseen" code. For all I care you can name all variables in your closed source internam code "wackSucks123" so what. Public code on the other hand is a different story.
perotti991126d"We don't do python here, pythonistas are racists as fuck yo"
nnee500126dThese, or any other, terms when taken out of context can be interpreted at free will what, I'm sure, would happen easily with dumbasses. But python's terms are very context specific.
If you wish to bring awareness and intellect to humanity I wish you all the luck in the universe, you'll need it.
Some source code with some dubious patch that only a few hundred of select people will see does not qualify as a leap in humanity.
Or at least invest in marketing and advertise that you're taking steps to point out problems humanity has with racism, sexism, slavery, poverty or whatever you believe is primary to change. Include media, make it global, so even non-python programmers and non-tech people know it.
Jilano15068126dI wouldn't say that people got offended by that action, but more like annoyed by people making stupid arse decisions because they have too much time on their hands.
The whole "SJW" thing reflects perfectly how dumb society can be. You take something important such as tolerance, and make it all about yourself in a holy war against anyone who dares to be sane.
jespersh4840126dBatman is offended by parent/child
rfc71683212126dThe producer/consumer description doesn't necessarily fit if you have hardware on a bus - the consumer may actually consume nothing as the producer may produce nothing. Also, parent/child doesn't fit here.
I'd not say master/slave describes it better, because it describes involuntary dependence relations between people which this is not. I'd just like to have this debate - without the immediate defensive convulsions on both sides.
(Personally, I don't like the master/slave terminology either - it's a mixture in knowing that there are still living people as slaves or close to that and having terminology in code that is "not abstract enough" to describe the concept. But I use it out of convenience. meh.)
@nin0x03 same. One could use issuer/subscriber but then again the name producer doesn't guarantee, there will ever be something produced...
rfc71683212126d@Wack Issuer/subscriber could actually fit quite well, for some systems.
(Calling something a producer if it never produces anything seems somewhat ... weird to me. Or maybe I'm associating producer/consumer too much with economic terms as non-native English speaker.)
Other than that, having other terminologies could actually describe better whether it's a subscriber/issuer bus or if it's more of a producer/consumer system.
thatgirl236126dthis master-slave things appear in digital logic too, i don't think people should be that butthurt about it, just saying
HoloDreamer6390126dCoding is purely about logic. The words in coding is not place to bring your emotion or history.
A section of people are fucking stupid to get offended over anything and has no shame in taking things out of context and forces their prejudice over normal people like us.
The kind of people who started this might even petition to take the word master or slave out of dictionary because the word is offensive for them. That's how the trajectory of this is going.
Condor34662126dThe idea behind being offended by the mere presence of a word in code - in fucking code! - without context, is honestly pretty stupid. What's going to be next, becoming disallowed calling plugs and sockets male or female, because HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE GENDER IDENTITY OF THE POKEY BITS?! Batshit fucking insane, just like everything else that the Tumblr feminazism stands for these days. I'm all for equality, but stupid shit like this isn't feminism. Actually I find their actions in the 21st century to be the most grotesque rape of the word feminism. Have they ever considered that?! Fucking hell.
cursee17827126dDoes that mean I will get into trouble if I use variables and functions like following in my code?
$slave, $lord, $black, kill_all(), fuckingShit(), etc.
DarkMukke2305126dStand up for bit equality
0 === 1 , close the bit gap
also stop treating all your data as objects, we should treat like the data they deserve to be
Awlex15537118dI could not care less about the actual naming, but the action itself consists of many things that are unacceptable in my opinion:
- Bringing politics into the programming world
- An open source community rejecting and censoring the communities opinion
- Deviating from the norm and even denying it's existence.
- delusional, butthurt people feeling the urge to change the world, only from their computers. Anything else is completely unreachable and should be done by someone else...
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