Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: Paul Hanson <phanson -at- Quintrex -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 16:40:18 -0400


I have to say this is the only alternative I've heard that I thought
worked. Like others on this list, I felt stuck with master/slave for
clarity reasons. However, as parent/child is a common term in
object-oriented programming, I bet this could catch on easily enough.


Paul Hanson wrote:
> This discussion came up recently around here. The designer of some new functionality in our system replaced "master/slave" with "parent/child." No objections so far have come to my attention. That said, if master/slave is suitable for your audience, use that phrase.
> Paul Hanson
> Technical Writer
> RoboHelp ACE -
> Quintrex Data Systems
> email: phanson at
> Now blogging @


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