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What is "foo" ?

In many examples (c++) i have seen a variable name commmonly used . That's " foo", "bar". Does foo symbolises any special meaning .

11/6/2019 1:33:43 AM

Aaditay Garg

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foo and bar are just variable names created by someone with a sense of humour. They are thought to originate from the military slang FUBAR (F'd Up Beyond All Recognition) :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar

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Monical I totally agree. I much prefer the Monty Python variables spam, eggs and ham 😄

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David Ashton I used to think it was 'F*d up beyond any repair' 😁

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Any idea why they didn't call them fu and bar?

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Ipang I guess there are a few variations (F'd/Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition/Any Repair/All Reason)

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foo is OOF BACKWARDS :DDD

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David Ashton I couldn't find the original one :/ But this is good enough: https://youtu.be/_bW4vEo1F4E Monty python humour is awesome. Haha 😁 Also: https://youtu.be/sAn7baRbhx4 😂 😂 😂

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a very silly convention used to name functions. It should have ended a long time ago.

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No it does not have any special meaning and these are just function calls.

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Haris https://code.sololearn.com/W6M9RVIae5Le 😅

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foo and bar are just demo name for variables and functions. Used to explain some logic or used as a example.

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It's simple for example

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- lqatqiy

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Talk of making programming funny😂😂😂

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good is just the name of variables ppl like to use when teaching that language just like python likes to use spam and eggs in it's lessons.

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