Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Use gender-neutral language in documentation

From: Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: Geoff Winkless <pgsqladmin(at)geoff(dot)dj>
Cc: Albe Laurenz <laurenz(dot)albe(at)wien(dot)gv(dot)at>, Peter Geoghegan *EXTERN* <pg(at)heroku(dot)com>, Erik Rijkers <er(at)xs4all(dot)nl>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-committers <pgsql-committers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "pgsql-committers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org" <pgsql-committers-owner(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Pg Hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [COMMITTERS] pgsql: Use gender-neutral language in documentation
Date: 2015-09-24 10:52:49
Message-ID: 5603D601.8070604@archidevsys.co.nz
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On 24/09/15 22:41, Geoff Winkless wrote:
> On 24 September 2015 at 11:33, Gavin Flower
> <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz
> <mailto:GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>>wrote:
>
> An example from a book on PostgreSQL server programming that I'm
> working through (Note that it is obviously awkward to write with
> gender pronouns when gender is irrelevant, note the "he she" in
> one place and "he/she" in another!):
>
> "If the user is a superuser, then they have permission to see the
> full query. If the user is a regular user, they will only see the
> full query for their queries."
>
> Can I quietly suggest "​Users with superuser pemissions can always see
> the full query​, while regular users will only see the full query for
> their own queries."?
>
> Geoff
By all means say it quietly! :-)

But I was simply trying to change it into Gender Appropriate form,
rather improve it in other aspects.

However, your rephrasing is better still!

-Gavin

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