I was bit confused when i read, 'We did wawa and everyone quit.' Holy crap, everyone quite Wawa,
And that's why we should stick with the standard, "foo, bar, bat, baz..."
When I worked at attaching whatchamacallits to widgets, I had a manager who read a chapter of 'Dummies Guide to Managing' every week.
Adding more noise...
Foo and bar didn't get to where they are today by fearing conflicts with other words. Maybe wawa will one day be added to the varname canon as one of those secondary words, like quux.
Tayssir John Gabbour
I guess most of you are too young to remember Gilda Radner doing Baba Wawa? That's what I always think of.
Wawa was obviously a reference to Charlie Brown and the teacher voice.
This is the funniest thread in some time -- now I've got ginger ale coming out of my nose and all over my monitor. Thanks everybody.
Actually "wawa" is what Richard Feynmann uses for "foo" and "bar" and he's my hero, so that's what I use. It probably predates Charlie Brown's Teacher.
But can you crack a safe putsy?
I suppose wawa is better than the symbols for pokemon characters my advanced calculus professor would use.
For another source of corporate names, or random variable names.
"Indeed, when I design my killer language, the identifiers "foo" and "bar" will be reserved words, never used, and not even mentioned in the reference manual. Any program using one will simply dump core without comment. Multitudes will rejoice."
BTW, for us non-USAns... are their sandwhiches any good? :-)
WaWa is a dairy (yes) and chain of convenience stores (they adapted to a changing market many years ago) based out of WaWa, PA, which is southeast of Philadelphia.
Further background: the Wawa headquarters in Wawa is directly across Rt. 1 from the Franklin Mint, makers of collectible kitsch. They still keep a few cows on the property, I suppose for aesthetic effect.
Wawa's sandwiches are quite good. Basically, if there is a 7/11 and a Wawa at the same intersection, I'd go to the Wawa even if it was out of my way.
Another theory about the connection between "wawa" and Joel:
But has anyone "Blah-blah"-ed your blah blah? (With apologies to Lenny Bruce)
By the by, I spent my formative teenage years growing up in Wawa, Ontario, Canada.
Well I work at a Wawa in PA and might i just add you would not be eating those sandwiches and thinking they are so good if you knew what went on back there.
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