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

doug livesey biot023 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 23:27:35 EST 2009


And of course the pinnacle of geekdom is to be known as a 'poodle', or one
who is skilled in being skilled; a fu-fu.Damn', I appear to be posting drunk
again ...

2009/1/30 Rick DeNatale <rick.denatale at gmail.com>

>
>
> 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.
> <G>
>
>
> * "Fu is having wine"
>
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