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

Rick DeNatale rick.denatale at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 13:05:57 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 10:06 AM, David Chelimsky <dchelimsky at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 8:49 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?
> http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200601/25/eng20060125_238295.html
And of course according to the last meaning of Fu in that article*, the
technical meaning of Fu is

   Fu is having the ability to run Windows applications on Linux or OS X.

* "Fu is having wine"

Rick DeNatale

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