[rspec-users] OK... What is ... fu ?

Chris Flipse cflipse at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 10:05:02 EST 2009

Think Kung-Fu

It's not an abbreviation, it's a suffix that's supposed to imply a certain
level of kick-assery


On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:49 AM, James Byrne <lists at ruby-forum.com> wrote:

> Pardon my ignorance, but exactly what does _fu mean WRT Ruby plugins,
> gems and such?
> I have run across this suffix a number of times in Ruby and Rails,
> always in connection with some add-on or extension.  In the original
> context that I encountered '_fu' I inferred that it probably stood for
> file upload.  However, its widespread use in other contexts evidently
> disproves this interpretation. So, does it have a meaning?  Does it
> derive from the foo in foobar? Does it stand for functional update? Or,
> is it an obscure cultural reference to Ruby's Japanese origins?
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// anything worth taking seriously is worth making fun of
// http://blog.devcaffeine.com/
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