Issue #5625 has been updated by Aaron Patterson.

Status changed from Assigned to Third Party's Issue

Parenting is outside the scope of ruby source code.  Offensive words are contextual, and only a parent can teach their child what these words mean and whether or not it is OK to use them and in what context to use or not use them.  More over they change with time (e.g. "wtf"), country (compare British and American English), language, etc.  Teaching these differences is something only a parent has the context to do.
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Bug #5625: Remove profanity and pejoratives
http://redmine.ruby-lang.org/issues/5625

Author: Andrew Grimm
Status: Third Party's Issue
Priority: Normal
Assignee: Eric Hodel
Category: 
Target version: 
ruby -v: ruby 1.8.8dev (2011-05-25) [i386-darwin10.7.0] 


There are currently 6 lines with the f-word, 4 lines with "wtf" that weren't just random combinations of letters, and one line with "bullshit". 

While I personally dislike such profanity, the main benefit from getting rid of it is that it'd mean people of all ages could read Ruby's source code.

There's also three lines where "lame" is used as a pejorative. Using a group of people as a pejorative should be avoided.


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