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Re: About subjects on the mailing list
- To: JSONCRAIG at aol dot com
- Subject: Re: About subjects on the mailing list
- From: user <marc at watson dot ibm dot com>
- Date: Fri, 4 Dec 1998 09:20:36 -0500
- Cc: gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- Reply-To: marc at watson dot ibm dot com
>#1 Whats with foo? Ex. foo.txt, foo.cpp have all been used in emails...is
>there something special about foo? (sorry to bother you if it seems obvious to
>you but I'm not real good with this compiler stuff)
fubar is (i think WW2) jargon for f***ed up beyond all repair
For some reason, MIT comp. scientists started to use foo and bar as
generic names for programs, variables, etc. For a while, you could
tell if someone came through MIT by his use of foo and bar in this
way. But that was a long time ago - today its pretty universal.
Marc Auslander <email@example.com> 914 945-4346 (Tieline 862 Fax x4426)
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