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