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Bug #7284

Remove unnecessary gender-specific pronouns from OS comments

Added by DJ Hoffman almost 4 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Feedback
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
-
Start date:
2016-08-08
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Difficulty:
Bite-size
Tags:
needs-triage
Gerrit CR:

Description

illumos, due to the code base's long and storied history, contains many gender specific pronouns that refer to users, libraries, and even sections of code as "he". We felt this is unnecessarily exclusive and have evidence from within Delphix that this is something that people are bothered by. We are going through and replacing instances of gendered pronouns with "it" for non-sentient antecedents or other phrasing for humans, often using the singular "they".

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