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Re: Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

by Albannach (Prior)
on Dec 21, 2000 at 20:51 UTC ( #47820=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Favorite Descriptive Variable Name

Though I automatically use $foo (and $bar next), when I need a couple more I tend to use $fee, $fie, $foe, $fum. I have no idea why - maybe it comes from having kids?

Update: I was browsing the jargon file on foo and thought others might enjoy this bit which fits well with our metaphor:

An old-time member reports that in the 1959 "Dictionary of the TMRC Language", compiled at {TMRC} there was an entry that went something like this:

FOO: The first syllable of the sacred chant phrase "FOO MANE PADME HUM." Our first obligation is to keep the foo counters turning.

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