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Old 05-27-2003, 02:09 AM   #1
MasterC
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Foo?


Where did "foo-bar" stem from for examples with linux applications? For example:
Quote:
If you want to remove app foo from your system, and you've installed it via RPM:
rpm -e foo
Now if you have 2 programs with 2 different versions remove 1 of them with:
rpm -e foo.bar
Where did this foo.bar originate?

Just curious

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Old 05-27-2003, 02:36 AM   #2
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Question of endless debate.

There's this
http://www.hack.gr/jargon/html/F/foo.html
and you can click around from there.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 03:17 AM   #3
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well there's plenty of comments on foo on there, as for the bar though, i'#d strongly think that that is just a derivation of logic notation, where a line (bar) over a variable, a, negates it. so in plain english you would have foo and not foo. obviosuly it's use doesn't make sense in terms of strict logic you can see the obvious relationship.

personally i really hate foo.... what's wrong with sensible variable names like...

arse
bum
hello
monkey

works for me.....
 
  


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