Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 15:27:28 -0400

On 2008.04.10, Karen Mulholland <kemulholland -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> What would you call the unit that controls the other
> one?

Controller, naturally. :-)

> What would you call the one that is under control of the first one?

Controlled (as a noun, of course).

If it's a client-server setup, use the terms "server" and "client"
(naturally). If it's a master-slave setup, and you're uncomfortable
using "master" and "slave," I've used "controller" and "device" as
replacements. If they're peers but designated with responsibilities in
a specific configuration, I'd use "primary" and "secondary" to
distinguish them.


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