Jump to content
  • Advertisement

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

walkingcarcass

foo bar

This topic is 5730 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Advertisement
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


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

********


A Problem Worthy of Attack
Proves It''s Worth by Fighting Back

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.



Henrym
My Site

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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...


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

We are the game development community.

Whether you are an indie, hobbyist, AAA developer, or just trying to learn, GameDev.net is the place for you to learn, share, and connect with the games industry. Learn more About Us or sign up!

Sign me up!