Can someone tell me what a "Foo" is? Do I have one? Do I need one? If I do have one, do I need a wrench to replace it? Will it last the whole biking season? Does it affect my stand over height? Must I lube it?
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.
Foo has entered the English language as a neologism due to its popularity in describing concepts in computer science and is considered by many to be the canonical example of a metasyntactic variable. It is used extensively in computer programming examples and pseudocode.
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Originally Posted by making
Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.