Mail Archives: djgpp/1998/01/24/07:00:35

From: Leon Heller <leon AT lfheller DOT demon DOT co DOT uk>
Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC: Re: foo
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 1998 08:12:04 +0000
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In article <6abnlg$7aj AT ecuador DOT earthlink DOT net>, Kurt Wall
<krwall AT earthlink DOT net> writes


>Poser: Does there exist a universal, as in non-English-specific,
>placeholder?  I have used foo, bar and baz all my (programming) life and it
>never occurred to me, being the American English centric chump I am, that
>someone non-American would have a problem understanding these conventions.
>I intuited immediately in my first Fortran class in (gasp) 1979 (ahh, the
>good ole days of punchcards and greenbar...) what foo, bar and baz meant.

I always use 'fred' - it's easier to type.

Leon Heller: leon AT lfheller DOT demon DOT co DOT uk
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