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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH v4 0/2] Recommend denylist/allowlist instead of blacklist/whitelist
On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 10:16:09 +0200 Jiri Slaby <> wrote:

> On 11. 06. 20, 9:38, SeongJae Park wrote:
> > On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 23:35:24 -0700 Joe Perches <> wrote:
> >
> >> On Thu, 2020-06-11 at 08:25 +0200, SeongJae Park wrote:
> >>> From: SeongJae Park <>
> >>>
> >>> This patchset 1) adds support of deprecated terms in the ''
> >>> 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]
> 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.

Thank you for the opinion. But, my point here is, deprecating some terms would
occur in general as the f-word to hug replacement was, and the first patch is a
simple technical preparation for such case. And, therefore, it would not need
to be blocked due to the second patch.

For example, as it seems at least you and I agree on the f-word to hug
replacement, we could add ``fuck||hug`` in the `deprecated_terms.txt` file to
avoid future spread of the f-words.

Also, I personally don't think the second patch as a political extreme change
but just a right thing to do. Nonetheless, I also understand people could
think in different ways. Moreover, it is obviously non-technical thing which I
am really bad at.

For the reason, I am CC-ing the code of conduct committees[1]. I would like to
hear their opinions on this.


SeongJae Park

> thanks,
> --
> js
> suse labs

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