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 for Right Thing
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Right Thing
   n.
  
      That which is compellingly the correct or appropriate thing to use, do,
      say, etc. Often capitalized, always emphasized in speech as though
      capitalized. Use of this term often implies that in fact reasonable people
      may disagree. ?What's the right thing for LISP to do when it sees (mod a 0)
      ? Should it return a, or give a divide-by-0 error?? Oppose Wrong Thing.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Right Thing
  
     That which is *compellingly* the correct or appropriate thing
     to use, do, say, etc.  Always capitalised, always emphasised
     in speech as though capitalised.  Use of this term often
     implies that in fact reasonable people may disagree.  "What's
     the Right Thing for Lisp to do when it sees "(mod a 0)"?
     Should it return "a", or give a divide-by-0 error?"
  
     Opposite: Wrong Thing.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-10-28)
  

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