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foo.java/foo.c bar.java/ bar.c

 
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what is this foo.java and bar.java or .c
hope this is mindless question
 
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'foobar' is a nonsense word that has multiple mythical origins. The story I favor is its use in the military as an acronym: FUBAR - Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition. The word is then commonly (mis)spelled 'foobar' somewhere later on.
In Unix parlance, something that is broken is 'foobar.' The words 'foo' and 'bar' were subsequently used in illustrations of example code in the C language as a small joke. Java's roots in C syntax being what they are, the joke has carried over, although now it's only a joke to us old crusty programmers. Many people who use it now probably do so just because they've seen it before in the readings.
 
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This is meaningless enough to have been discussed in MD before, here
[ January 21, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]
 
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Originally posted by Cindy Glass:
This is meaningless enough to have been discussed in MD before, here
[ January 21, 2002: Message edited by: Cindy Glass ]


Yes it is really meaningless
I think it should be mindless
 
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My GOD !!!
it is really mindless...
wish to get m-n more messages to point to same thread
PS - m-n are integers
 
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