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  • LLVM Has Fleshed Out Its Plan For Replacing "Master" With "Main"

    Phoronix: LLVM Has Fleshed Out Its Plan For Replacing "Master" With "Main"

    Back during the summer LLVM developers began devising plans for a new default branch name in Git for fostering the development of the open-source compiler stack. Like a growing number of open-source software projects, they have been working to move away from Git's current default of "master" as the main development branch. Beginning next month, that should now be a reality...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Phase-Out-2020

  • #2
    I hope nobody working on LLVM has a master's degree. They might need to cancel themselves.

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    • #3
      So all LLVM slave programmers should get freedom now?

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      • #4
        I always knew calling an inanimate git branch as "master" was offensive. Soon all Shirts will no longer be called Black and White, but "Bright" and "Dark".

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        • #5
          How many engineering man hours are going to be wasted on this invisible change, doing things like updating their build systems, test/QA scripts, and other infrastructure changes? While we absolutely do have a problem with systemic racism in our society, changing scripts and commands doesn't do anything but waste valuable engineering time. The solution is much harder, we need better education and to elect politicians that want to fix the underlying problems. This is just stupid.
          Last edited by slacka; 14 November 2020, 06:30 PM.

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          • #6
            Expect main to be offensive, soon.

            The reason will be "it's become an alias for master".

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            • #7
              Git is a racist patriarchy, compiled using tools of bigotry and hate. Anyone who uses it is complicit in this collusion against SVN and other indigenous repositories.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jojo7887 View Post
                I always knew calling an inanimate git branch as "master" was offensive. Soon all Shirts will no longer be called Black and White, but "Bright" and "Dark".
                Red Shirt Lives Matter

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by torsionbar28 View Post
                  Git is a racist patriarchy, compiled using tools of bigotry and hate. Anyone who uses it is complicit in this collusion against SVN and other indigenous repositories.
                  Obviously.

                  What's the first thing one hears when they go to the Deep South?

                  Git out.

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                  • #10
                    This sort of nonsense just accelerates the problem by giving a veneer of legitimacy to simplistic, wrong-headed views of language.

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