Apple has decided to get rid of terms with racial overtones like the master branch or blacklist.

The Cupertino-based tech giant is working to replace non-inclusive language across its developer ecosystem. Such words will be removed from Xcode, platform APIs, documentation, and open-source projects.

Describing the changes on its developer website, the company said, “These changes began on 22 June with the beta software and developer documentation released at WWDC20 moving to terms such as allow list and deny list, and main as the default SCM branch in Xcode 12.”

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