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Twitter dropping coding terms like 'master' and 'slave' after 2 engineers within the firm voiced for change

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Twitter is dropping coding terms like 'master' and 'slave' after company's engineering division tweeted out a set of words that it wants to move away from using in favor of more inclusive language. The list includes replacing 'whitelist' with 'allowlist,' 'master/slave' with 'leader/follower,' and 'grandfathered' with 'legacy status'. In programming, 'master' refers to the main version of code that controls the 'slaves' or replicas.