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Old 07-27-2006, 02:45 PM   #1
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what is foo?


hi,

what is 'foo'?

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Old 07-27-2006, 02:49 PM   #2
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Foo is a mystical substance of the computing world. Foo makes all programs work and is offset by its counterpart, bar. Foo-bar is the yin-yang of the computing world.

Seriously, 'foo' is a term used for a sample variable, intended to indicate that it has no particular meaning, a metasyntatic variable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metasyntactic_variable
 
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:51 PM   #3
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aah!
thank you--
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Old 07-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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Some people also use it to say F*cked up beyond all repair.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:04 PM   #5
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^^ that's fubar not foo-bar :P
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:09 PM   #6
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foobar actually comes from fubar (homonyms, I believe the term is)
 
  


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