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Re: Origin of 'foo', 'bar', et al?

by Maclir (Curate)
on Jun 18, 2003 at 12:49 UTC ( #266804=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Origin of 'foo', 'bar', et al?

Generally, when someone is writing a piece of code to demonstrate something, they will choose meaningless variable names, simply because the name is not important, but the logic of the code is.

I believe the origin of the words date back to a World War 2 US army expression "fubar" - f**ed up beyond all recognition - and hence we get two names, "foo" and "bar". Baz just jumped in the jeep and came along for the ride.


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