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Feature #14249

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pseudo-terminal nomenclature should reflect POSIX

Added by Joshua M. Clulow 16 days ago. Updated 15 days ago.

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manpage - manual pages
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Description

The Austin Group has, after much debate, decided on a new set of names for various pseudo-terminal facilities. We should update our documentation and source comments to match the new terminology.

See also: https://www.austingroupbugs.net/view.php?id=1466


Related issues

Related to illumos gate - Bug #12852: Remove "slave" terminology from illumosNew

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Actions #1

Updated by Dan McDonald 16 days ago

Joshua M. Clulow wrote:

The Austin Group has, after much debate, decided on a new set of names for various pseudo-terminal facilities. We should update our documentation and source comments to match the new terminology.

Will this also affect symbol names (I can imagine they might?).

Actions #2

Updated by Joshua M. Clulow 16 days ago

  • Description updated (diff)
Actions #3

Updated by Joshua M. Clulow 16 days ago

Dan McDonald wrote in #note-1:

Will this also affect symbol names (I can imagine they might?).

Fortunately it does not! Each word in the new terminology uses the same first letter as the analogous word in the old terminology.

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Updated by Dan McDonald 16 days ago

It is directly related to #12852 . I will link it.

Actions #5

Updated by Dan McDonald 16 days ago

  • Related to Bug #12852: Remove "slave" terminology from illumos added
Actions #6

Updated by Electric Monk 15 days ago

  • Gerrit CR set to 1812
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