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    Default What is The Foo ?

    From Wikipedia

    Foo is a metasyntactic variable used heavily in computer science to represent concepts abstractly and can be used to represent any part of a complicated system or idea including the data, variables, functions, and commands just to name a few. Foo is commonly used with the metasyntactic variables bar and foobar. The word foo itself has no meaning and is merely a commonly used logical representation that is used much like the letters 'X' and 'Y' in algebra.



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    main(){
    foo(bar());
    return 0 ;
    }


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    Quote Originally Posted by a13coach View Post
    foo(bar

    Foo bar = FUBAR

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    Bush = FUBAR


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    'I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.'
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    You know that if you reply to this topic, the top of the page says Foo, Foo??
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    Hopefully this won't get so out of hand that there will be forums called "bar", "baz", "quux", and "quuuux"

    if (!(gonzaga.win))
    {
    foobar = true;
    MessageBox.Show("ARGHGHGH!!!!!");
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    FOO-bu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zag79 View Post
    FOO-bu.
    Foo you.

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    Is bowser bowser on this forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SammamiZag View Post
    Hopefully this won't get so out of hand that there will be forums called "bar", "baz", "quux", and "quuuux"

    if (!(gonzaga.win))
    {
    foobar = true;
    MessageBox.Show("ARGHGHGH!!!!!");
    return;
    }
    Why set the foobar flag true if you are not going to use it? Why not override Messagbox.Show and send foobar as the arg and have it do the work?
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    Those who understand binary and those who do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a13coach View Post
    Why set the foobar flag true if you are not going to use it? Why not override Messagbox.Show and send foobar as the arg and have it do the work?
    Good call. I'm glad this board also has a built-in compiler that throws good errors and warnings!

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    But then again you could take the Perl approach.
    "There's more than one way to do it."

    Far be it for me to parse someone's code...got beat up plenty of times during code reviews.
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    There are 10 kinds of people in this world.
    Those who understand binary and those who do not.
    "Only a madman or an economist thinks exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world."

    Func FOO

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    Default What is the Foo?

    Your own definitions please.

    Most interesting, creative and original definitions will win an invaluable prize.

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    The FOO cannot be defined. It can only be experienced.
    It is not a tangible thing. It is something inside that only certain people (Foo-ists) possess. It is linked with Zagness.



    Well either that or it is whatever Uber wants it to be at any given time.
    There are 10 kinds of people in this world.
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    Default A. B. Giamatti might have defined the Foo This Way. . .

    "It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. It begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone. You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops."


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    Default Foo # 116

    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. Foo is not foo
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no! Foo is an ever-fixed mark
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    Foo's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
    Foo alters not with its brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever fooed.


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    Default And Sir Winston Weighs In. . .

    "I cannot forecast to you the action of Foo. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is the Foo's limited interest."


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Let me not to the marriage of true minds
    Admit impediments. Foo is not foo
    Which alters when it alteration finds,
    Or bends with the remover to remove:
    O no! Foo is an ever-fixed mark
    That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
    It is the star to every wandering bark,
    Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
    Foo's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
    Within his bending sickle's compass come:
    Foo alters not with its brief hours and weeks,
    But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
    If this be error and upon me proved,
    I never writ, nor no man ever fooed.
    Indeed


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    Quote Originally Posted by former1dog View Post
    What is the Foo?

    Your own definitions please.

    Most interesting, creative and original definitions will win an invaluable prize.
    didn't we already have a thread about this when this forum started?

    (not that I want this thread to go away. just asking)
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    Default Foo is the mis-spelled first 1/3

    of a classic Moustachio..duh

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    Default It's also occasionally a royal

    Snafoo, but not nearly at the OCC level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94zagoldwomanasherdsmen View Post
    of a classic Moustachio..duh

    Something Ammo should get involved in:

    http://www.mustachesforkids.org/
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    Foo is poetry. It is a synchronized swim team. It is life and death all rolled into one. It is so ugly that it is actually beautiful, kind of like a platypus.

    Foo is you, it is me, it is my cousin Shane.

    It isn't Josef Stalin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lothar98zag View Post
    didn't we already have a thread about this when this forum started?

    (not that I want this thread to go away. just asking)
    Yeah. What's your point?

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