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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/2] Recommend denylist/allowlist instead of blacklist/whitelist
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On 11. 06. 20, 9:38, SeongJae Park wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:35:24 -0700 Joe Perches <joe@perches.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 2020-06-11 at 08:25 +0200, SeongJae Park wrote:
>>> From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@amazon.de>
>>>
>>> This patchset 1) adds support of deprecated terms in the 'checkpatch.pl'
>>> and 2) set the 'blacklist' and 'whitelist' as deprecated with
>>> replacement suggestion of 'denylist' and 'allowlist', because the
>>> suggestions are incontrovertible, doesn't make people hurt, and more
>>> self-explanatory.
>>
>> While the checkpatch implementation is better,
>> I'm still very "meh" about the whole concept.
>
> I can understand your concerns about politic things in the second patch.
> However, the concept of the 'deprecated terms' in the first patch is not
> political but applicable to the general cases. We already had the commits[1]
> for a similar case. So, could you ack for at least the first patch?
>
> [1] https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-Kernel-Hugs

Fuck you! replaced by hug you! is a completely different story. The
former is indeed offending to majority (despite it's quite common to
tell someone "fuck you" in my subregion; OTOH hugging, no way -- I'm a
straight non-communist). If it turns out that any word (e.g. blacklist)
offends _majority_ (or at least a significant part of it) of some
minority or culture, then sure, we should send it to /dev/null. But we
should by no means listen to extreme individuals.

thanks,
--
js
suse labs

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