On 5/13/06, corey konrad <0011 / hush.com> wrote:
> where does all the foo and bar references come from, is that from
> duntemans assembly book from way back in the day? He had a fake martian
> counting system with foo bar bas foobidity etc to use as an example of
> how to think differently ab out numbers. Its interesting how that has
> become almost a standard with code examples in so many languages.
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Don't know how accurate it is, but maybe check out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar  I'll admit that I only skimmed
over it, but it seems to cover what you want.

Pat