OSDev.org

The Place to Start for Operating System Developers
It is currently Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:06 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: github removes master references due to BLM
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:04 pm
Posts: 394
Location: San Jose San Francisco Bay Area
I am not giong to get political here but forus on ramifications of such change as the name entrenched too much into many software projects. Wonder what is going to happen if they change the deafult name?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/github-to ... eferences/

Oh yeah, there is master/slave IDE drive too. #-o

_________________
key takeaway after spending yrs on sw industry: big issue small because everyone jumps on it and fixes it. small issue is big since everyone ignores and it causes catastrophy later. #devilisinthedetails


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: github removes master references due to BLM
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:45 pm 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:54 pm
Posts: 208
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Seems like it's pretty much surface level and won't change any aspect of existing projects or APIs. I think the idea is that by changing defaults, the new terminology will just gradually replace the old.

Personally I think if people are offended by it we lose literally nothing by changing terminology, but if this is just an attempt to get a bit of free marketing by piggybacking on the news of the day, I think it's in poor taste.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: github removes master references due to BLM
PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:29 am 
Offline
Member
Member

Joined: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:24 am
Posts: 712
ggodw000 wrote:
Oh yeah, there is master/slave IDE drive too. #-o
Honestly, I never understood those. I mean master/slave in a bus system makes sense, because the master tells the slaves what to do. Master/slave PIC makes sense because the master controls whether the slave can signal IRQs. Master/slave DMA makes sense for the same reason. But for IDE drives? It's just a drive-select pin. Might as well call them drive A and drive B.

_________________
Thou hast outraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group