[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/4] clock: rename: s/master/driver, s/slave/client

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Thu Mar 11 13:48:04 UTC 2021

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021, at 14:34, Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2021, at 2:19 PM, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > -1 on breaking the CLI and/or vlcrc compatibility as well.
> > 
> On that I agree, and I'd be fine with keeping the old terms as 
> deprecated in order to keep compatibility.
> However, I'm definitely in favor of removing these terms from our 
> codebase. So thanks to Thomas for submitting this patchset.
> > Inclusivity is using simple English and well-known consistent terminology.
> > 
> > Newspeak is elitist, and thus exclusive by definition. Exclusive of 
> > people with a lesser command of English, of people who dislike 
> > political correctness and the so-called cancel culture, and more 
> > prosaically of people used the existing terminology (like myself).
> > 
> I wholeheartedly disagree with that definition of inclusivity.
> Now, picture me a pessimist, but I fear this kind of discussions, 
> through public emails is not going to go smooth, but rather heat up 
> quite quickly. I'm fine keeping this stashed until the next 
> asso/technical meeting and discussing it then.

Good idea Hugo, we could discuss it in a meeting and vote for it.

Note that there is also the question of input slaves in VLC Core and LibVLC that could be also renamed.

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