Twitter is removing the terms “master,” “slave” and “blacklist” from its code after two engineers lobbied for the use of more inclusive programming language.
“Words matter,” Michael Montano, the head of Twitter’s engineering team, said in a tweet on Thursday.
America’s biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase (JPM), is also doing the same thing.
“We are committed to adopting inclusive language in our code, configuration, documentation, and beyond,” it said.
“Master” and “slave” refer to one process in the code that controls another, while “blacklist” describes a list of items that are automatically blocked, such as forbidden IP addresses.
These changes in computer language come in light of George Floyd death’s