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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barf 
  v  :  eject  the  contents  of  the  stomach  through  the  mouth;  "After 
  drinking  too  much  the  students  vomited"  [syn:  {vomit},  {vomit 
  up},  {cast},  {sick},  {cat},  {regurgitate},  {be  sick},  {disgorge}, 
  {regorge},  {retch},  {puke},  {spew},  {spue},  {chuck},  {upchuck}, 
  {honk},  {throw  up}]  [ant:  {keep  down}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  barf  /barf/  n.,v.  [common;  from  mainstream  slang  meaning 
  `vomit']  1.  interj.  Term  of  disgust.  This  is  the  closest  hackish 
  equivalent  of  the  Valspeak  "gag  me  with  a  spoon".  (Like,  euwww!) 
  See  {bletch}.  2.  vi  To  say  "Barf!"  or  emit  some  similar  expression 
  of  disgust.  "I  showed  him  my  latest  hack  and  he  barfed"  means  only 
  that  he  complained  about  it  not  that  he  literally  vomited.  3.  vi 
  To  fail  to  work  because  of  unacceptable  input,  perhaps  with  a  suitable 
  error  message,  perhaps  not  Examples:  "The  division  operation  barfs 
  if  you  try  to  divide  by  0."  (That  is  the  division  operation  checks 
  for  an  attempt  to  divide  by  zero,  and  if  one  is  encountered  it  causes 
  the  operation  to  fail  in  some  unspecified,  but  generally  obvious, 
  manner.)  "The  text  editor  barfs  if  you  try  to  read  in  a  new  file  before 
  writing  out  the  old  one."  See  {choke},  {gag}.  In  Commonwealth  Hackish, 
  `barf'  is  generally  replaced  by  `puke'  or  `vom'.  {barf}  is  sometimes 
  also  used  as  a  {metasyntactic  variable},  like  {foo}  or  {bar}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  barf 
 
  /barf/  [mainstream  slang  for  "vomit"]  1.  Term  of  disgust. 
  This  is  the  closest  hackish  equivalent  of  the  Val\-speak  "gag 
  me  with  a  spoon".  (Like,  euwww!)  See  {bletch}. 
 
  2.  To  say  "Barf!"  or  emit  some  similar  expression  of  disgust. 
  "I  showed  him  my  latest  hack  and  he  barfed"  means  only  that  he 
  complained  about  it  not  that  he  literally  vomited. 
 
  3.  To  fail  to  work  because  of  unacceptable  input,  perhaps  with 
  a  suitable  error  message,  perhaps  not  Examples:  "The 
  division  operation  barfs  if  you  try  to  divide  by  0."  (That 
  is  the  division  operation  checks  for  an  attempt  to  divide  by 
  zero,  and  if  one  is  encountered  it  causes  the  operation  to 
  fail  in  some  unspecified,  but  generally  obvious,  manner.)  "The 
  text  editor  barfs  if  you  try  to  read  in  a  new  file  before 
  writing  out  the  old  one". 
 
  See  {choke},  {gag}. 
 
  In  Commonwealth  Hackish,  barf"  is  generally  replaced  by 
  puke"  or  "vom".  {barf}  is  sometimes  also  used  as  a 
  {metasyntactic  variable},  like  {foo}  or  {bar}. 
 
  (1996-02-26) 
 
 




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