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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.

I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

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