[tz] changing "master" to "main" in tzdb development repository

David Braverman david at braverman.org
Wed Mar 17 15:49:17 UTC 2021

This seems like a clbuttic problem waiting to happen.

David Braverman

From: tz <tz-bounces at iana.org> On Behalf Of David Patte via tz
Sent: Wednesday 17 March 2021 10:47
To: tz at iana.org
Subject: Re: [tz] changing "master" to "main" in tzdb development repository

I am quite left wing, and even i find this silly.
I still call my son Master William. I like to believe he is a master of his own destiny.
On 2021-03-17 11:20, Donald MacQueen via tz wrote:

Agree. This is profoundly silly.
On 3/17/2021 12:19 AM, Robert Elz via tz wrote:

    Date:        Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:41:05 -0700

    From:        Paul Eggert via tz <tz at iana.org><mailto:tz at iana.org>

    Message-ID:  <4ed87012-2167-44a0-583c-c1122625ea0a at cs.ucla.edu><mailto:4ed87012-2167-44a0-583c-c1122625ea0a at cs.ucla.edu>

I have no problem with the change (don't use git anyway), but

  | Because the word "master" has negative connotations in English,

No, it doesn't.    The issue is more that no-one wants to work on

any of the real issues, which are hard, but changing the words people

use is (or can be) relatively easy, so it is attractive to do that,

rather than anything hard, and one can claim to have made progress,

when absolutely nothing that matters has changed.



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