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Old 02-23-07, 07:12 PM   #1
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I seek a definition...

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?

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Old 02-23-07, 07:17 PM   #2
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Spend about a week here and the definition becomes apparent.
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Old 02-23-07, 07:35 PM   #3
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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.



just kidding!

Wow you are a genius .
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Wow you are a genius .
He is NOT a genius! I looked on wiki too before I asked!

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Old 02-23-07, 07:41 PM   #5
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He is NOT a genius! I looked on wiki too before I asked!

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Well that stinks , who want's to play hide and seek? .
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Well that stinks , who want's to play hide and seek? .
Well, that depends on what your hiding!

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Good point.
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Foo is also spelled Fu.








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Foo is a state of mind, a way of being. Foo is an almost zen-like transcendence of all the shiat that is life. Foo is good medicine for a troubled soul.
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Foo is relaxation and an escape from anything that troubles you.
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Foo isn't a thing, it's a state of being. Zenlike without the tranquility.

EDIT: Dayum vVV, ya beat me to it.
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Foo is good medicine for a troubled soul.
Or a deadly poison for a perfectly healthy soul, depending on how you look at it.
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