Hello everyone. Does anyone know why Unix developers seem to have an obsession with the words foo and bar? Anyone who has read many Unix manual pages or the official Perl documentation will know what I mean. They appear as example variable or parameter names all over the place! Maybe it has somthing to do with FUBAR (**cked Up Beyond All Recognition) :p .

Steven.

Would you rather have them use programmer and computer ?

:twisted:....

void programmer::do_something() {

   if (feeling_bored()) {

      this->my_computer.use();
   }
.
.
.
}

They can use whatever they feel like using. However, if I ever get around to writing a programming language you'll find the docs look a bit more like this:

if ($beer == $wine) {print "Everything tastes the same these days"}
or if ($whisky == $vodka) {print "I never liked vodka."

Steven.

You have a syntax error at vodka."

That's assuming the language parses like most other languages... ;)