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  1. MariaDB Server
  2. MDEV-18777

Rename or alias slave-related statements, options, status variables

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Stalled (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Critical
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Replication
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      A US-based user has asked me whether we can rename or alias slave-related statements, options, status variables. I believe that discussions involving slaves can be uncomfortable for some people due to the history of slavery in the U.S.

      I have no idea how prevalent this feeling is, but I do know that several other software teams have done similar changes recently. For example:

      https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/11/python_purges_master_and_slave_in_political_pogrom/

      https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/13/redis_master_slave/

      https://github.com/antirez/redis/issues/5335

      https://github.com/kubernetes/website/issues/6525

      https://www.drupal.org/node/2275877 - replica

      If we did want to do this, then some potential replacements are:

      • replica
      • clone
      • replicator
      • standby
      • secondary
      • follower

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              Assignee:
              ralf.gebhardt@mariadb.com Ralf Gebhardt
              Reporter:
              GeoffMontee Geoff Montee
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