Re: [oe] [OE-core] Inclusive Language Proposal for YP/OE


Enrico Scholz
 

Alexander Kanavin <alex.kanavin@...> writes:

For BB_DISKMON_DIRS, the actions "ABORT, STOPTASKS and WARN" would
become "HALT, NO_NEW_TASKS and "WARN".
I am not an native english speaker, but for "HALT" I will have to
think twice whether it will pause the operation or abort it. I would
stay at "ABORT" because it makes much more clear what happens.
I'm not taking a stand here, but just providing the context for where
the push for avoidance of 'abort' comes from:
https://inclusivenaming.org/word-lists/tier-1/

Keep in mind that for non-native english speakers none of these words
are emotionally charged; they're just terms.
Yes; these are terms. But it should be possible to understand the
meaning of these terms without using a special "inclusivenaming"
dictionary. Else, we could just use "A", "B" and "C" for the actions
above and explain these "terms" in some documentation later.


BB_HASHCONFIG_WHITELIST -> BB_HASHCONFIG_IGNORE_VARS
BB_SETSCENE_ENFORCE_WHITELIST -> BB_SETSCENE_ENFORCE_IGNORE_TASKS
BB_HASHBASE_WHITELIST -> BB_BASEHASH_IGNORE_VARS
MULTI_PROVIDER_WHITELIST -> BB_MULTI_PROVIDER_ALLOWED
The new variable names sound like boolean flags, not like lists.
I'd say the context should make it clear that they are lists
It is bad when a context is required to understand the meaning of a
variable.

And where do you see a context when local.conf contains

| BB_HASHCONFIG_IGNORE_VARS = "true"



Enrico

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