Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology

Subject: Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:04:41 -0700

"Parent/child" already has a standard usage as technical
terminology, as a description of structure or derivation,
where control may or may not exist. A master/slave
relationship is a description of control, where structure
and derivation may or may not exist. For example, it is
possible for two components to have a parent/child
relationship where the child is the master and the parent
the slave (I'm talking about engineering here, not what
you see at the other table when you go to restaurants).

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Evelyn Lee Barney" <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
> 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.


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Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology: From: Karen Mulholland
Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology: From: Paul Hanson
Re: Replacing "master" and "slave" terminology: From: Evelyn Lee Barney

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