Re: Re: [PATCH v2] scripts/spelling: Recommend blocklist/allowlist instead of blacklist/whitelist
From: SeongJae Park
Date: Wed Jun 10 2020 - 05:17:21 EST
On Wed, 10 Jun 2020 10:50:24 +0200 Jiri Slaby <jslaby@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 09. 06. 20, 14:25, SeongJae Park wrote:
> > From: SeongJae Park <sjpark@xxxxxxxxx>
> > This commit recommends the patches to replace 'blacklist' and
> > 'whitelist' with the 'blocklist' and 'allowlist', because the new
> > suggestions are incontrovertible, doesn't make people hurt, and more
> > self-explanatory.
> Sorry, but no, it's definitely not.
> > Signed-off-by: SeongJae Park <sjpark@xxxxxxxxx>
> > ---
> > scripts/spelling.txt | 2 ++
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> > diff --git a/scripts/spelling.txt b/scripts/spelling.txt
> > index d9cd24cf0d40..ea785568d8b8 100644
> > --- a/scripts/spelling.txt
> > +++ b/scripts/spelling.txt
> > @@ -230,6 +230,7 @@ beter||better
> > betweeen||between
> > bianries||binaries
> > bitmast||bitmask
> > +blacklist||blocklist
> Blocklist means a list of blocks here.
How about 'denylist', then?
> > boardcast||broadcast
> > borad||board
> > boundry||boundary
> > @@ -1495,6 +1496,7 @@ whcih||which
> > whenver||whenever
> > wheter||whether
> > whe||when
> > +whitelist||allowlist
> Wut? allowlist I am seeing for the 1st time.
Wouldn't it easy to infer the intention, though?
> Some purists, linguists, and politicians are true fellows at times, or
> at least they think so. This comes in waves and even if they try hard,
> people won't adopt their nonsense. Like we, Czechs, still call piano by
> German Klavier, and not bÅinkoklapka, suggested in 19th century (among
> many others) by the horny extremists.
> Shall we stop using black, white, blue, and other colors only because
> they relate to skin color of avatars now? I doubt that.
Well, I have no strong opinion on this, but... if some people are really being
hurt by use of some terms and we could avoid spread of the term with only
little cost, I believe it's worth to make the change.
> suse labs