is this some kind of obsession with foo()?

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    is this some kind of obsession with foo()?

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    I have seen many people mentioning the function foo(). What is that foo()? Why do they mention it so often in examples? Is this just some kind of obsession?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson6612 View Post
    Hi

    I have seen many people mentioning the function foo(). What is that foo()? Why do they mention it so often in examples? Is this just some kind of obsession?!
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