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i''m not a newie so i should probably know this but... what the hell is foo bar? ******** A Problem Worthy of Attack Proves It''s Worth by Fighting Back

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An acronym for "f***ed up beyond all repair."

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci748437,00.html

Jacob Marner, M.Sc.
Console Programmer, Deadline Games

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Funny, there was a thread asking this same question bout a week ago. As felonius said, orignal acronym is FUBAR, WWII era US Army slang, AFAIK.

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yeah i heard that in a film, but I often see "foo" or "foobar" as symbolic names in other people''s code. why?

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quote:
Original post by walkingcarcass
yeah i heard that in a film, but I often see "foo" or "foobar" as symbolic names in other people''s code. why?



Programmers use them when we ae feeling lazy and can''t be bothered making up proper names. :D

Also, we use them in testbeds and the sort.



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I AM THE INTERFACE FOR FOOBAR!! ALL FOOBAR ACTIONS MUST GO THROUGH ME!!! OR IFooBar WILL HAVE TO IFooBar::KillAbuser( &dna ).

i have a lot of handy methods. When you loose a lot of money, u have been IFooBar''d. When you loose source files and have to redo them, you have been IFooBar''d.

You become FooBar''d whenyou least expect it really. so be careful...


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[Triple Buffer V2.0] - Resource leak imminent. Memory status: Fragile

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