[Tutor] what is foo bar?
Sun, 26 Mar 2000 22:46:26 -0800 (PST)
On Sun, 26 Mar 2000, Walter Hanagriff wrote:
> the words foo and bar are used so much in examples, why?
Tradition. Just like using x for a variable name or i for a counter.
> was that it was poor style, does foo and bar, or just foo or
> bar actually do something
> or just useful as example names of variables, modules and
fubar = "f*cked up beyond all recognition" probably had something to do
with splitting it into foo + bar. :)
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