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/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".
In Commonwealth Hackish, "barf" is generally replaced by
"puke" or "vom". barf
is sometimes also used as a