Master/slave databases in Django

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 27 11:24:14 UTC 2014

Django is open-source software for creating database-driven websites.

Common in computing terminology, especially databases, is the master/slave

The Django project recently accepted a contribution, after little
discussion, to change all instances of "master" and "slave" to "leader" and
"follower", and shortly thereafter to "primary" and "replica".

This has triggered a huge debate, with 332 comments at the time of writing,
and more by the minute:

A proposal to revert it wasn't accepted, for now, on the grounds to allow
an opportunity for wider discussion.


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