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Questions about English used for talking about programming, but not about programming languages themselves.

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Article for programming data types

I'm writing documentation for my data analysis framework, and there are classes Histogram and Graph. I document a function that transforms one Histogram to one Graph as Transform a Histogram to Graph ...
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Meaning of mount in software engineering [closed]

What does "mount" mean in the following sentence: If you mount a local folder inside a docker container
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What is the name for a hardware equivalent of a Widget?

In graphical UI development, we have buttons, knobs, and sliders and the hypernym would be widgets. In computer hardware, we have buttons, knobs, and sliders and the hypernym would be ... for some ...
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I'm having trouble trying to intepret what is being stated in the following C# documentations concerning Namespaces? [closed]

According to this statement in the C# MS doc Accessibility Levels (C# Reference) Access modifiers are not allowed on namespaces. Namespaces have no access restrictions. However, the following ...
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Adjective for something using plug-ins

I'm looking for an adjective (preferably) that describes a software component as being capable of using plug-ins, or better yet, as only performing its function if it has been loaded with plugins. So, ...
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In what year did term "program" first appear in the meaning of "series of coded instructions"?

I'm trying to figure out year when the term "program" was firstly used is the meaning ‘series of coded instructions which directs a computer in carrying out a specific task’. Additionally I ...
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What is an appropriate name for a property that tells whether a list is empty, single or multiple?

I have a property in programming which tells whether a list is empty, or has only one element or has more than one element. ( empty, single, multiple ). I want to know what would be an appropriate ...
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Machine learning on or of some data?

If it's machine learning using some platform or technology, it makes sense to use "on" ("ML on AWS"), but if we are talking about applying ML to some data, should "on" or ...
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which is correct here, break or broke? [closed]

which one is correct? "Steve was amazing before his leg break." "Steve was amazing before his leg broke."
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How to pronounce %d in C programming language? [closed]

How do we pronounce %, in something like %d? Is it pronounced as: per-cent d mod d or, is there some other accepted/generalized way?
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What is the process of finding the remainder in division called?

Is there any one word for the process of calculating the remainder (division)?
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What would I call a program that was developed specifically for a company?

I am looking for a word that can describe a program I developed for a company, as opposed to a program I would create for a school assignment or for fun. I've written "paid programming task" ...
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Problem remembering the exact name/word/term [duplicate]

I'm looking for a name/word for when someone asks and seeks advice for a problem but, instead of telling you the real issue or the problem, s/he attempts to seek help to make her own solution work. ...
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What is the opposite of "brute-force"?

In computer science especially, a brute-force algorithm is one that is naive and straightforward. It may succeed but only in a primitive way—trying all the obvious operations one by one. This wastes ...
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Synonyms of "possibly empty (value)"?

The antonyms of 'non-empty' could be: Empty Possibly empty But I had not see it is being frequently used as "non-nullable", so I suspect there are some other synonyms of "possibly ...
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Why can't we say "sign in into"?

When it comes to the sentence Sign in to your account, I understand why it is more proper to say sign in to as opposed to sign into. Sign in is a phrasal verb and to is the preposition. However, I ...
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Why is linear interpolation called lerp?

In the field of computer graphics, linear interpolation is called 'lerp'. This is very widely used. I'm curious about why it is called so. I know it is listed in the Jargon file. The file says it is ...
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Generic term for parser/serializer [closed]

Decoding and encoding can be thought of as the same process, but in opposite directions. The generic word for a bidirectional encoder/decoder is “codec”: a portmanteau of coder-decoder. Parsing and ...
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To answer indirect question starting with "Whether" using "Yes" or "No" [closed]

I have a technical document with the following table: (A comparison table of the functions that are used to search for and replace strings.) | Whether the search is case-sensitive -----...
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What do you call two functions that go together (i.e. as opposites), especially in programming

I'm looking for a word to describe the relationship (or perhaps paradigm) wherein two functions go together and are meant to act as opposites to one-another, or to reverse each-other's behaviour - ...
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Word request: make code comment / make comment code in programming [closed]

I am looking for the correct verb for turning code into comment and comment into code in programming. I have ______ the code, so it is a comment now. No need to delete it! I have ______ the comment, ...
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EWhat could be the more technical term for code written in one place or one file?

I have come across the term local concession that one person used in the Clojure community to describe the code written in one place. Like step by step in the form of a procedure. His argument was the ...
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I have an English question on this post -> Firebase: Should I add GoogleService-Info.plist to .gitignore?

I was reading this StackOverflow answer but I have an English problem and cannot understand the answer. this is the link Firebase: Should I add GoogleService-Info.plist to .gitignore? In the answer, ...
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Expression describing code written by inexperienced, lazy and untalented developers

One of my characters is a young graduate student who leaves her adviser. He takes her research code and he gets his other students to use it, not forgetting to say all sorts of mean things about her ...
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Parentheses instead of dashes: Is it required that the sentence will have the meaning with the "dashed" part omitted?

Else If and Else after jump statements Each guard must be a separate If with no Else If or Else. Otherwise—i.e., when a jump statement belongs to “normal” code and not a guard—Else If and Else must ...
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"replaced with an empty string" vs "replaced with the empty string" - which is correct?

I would think that the latter is correct because there can be only one empty string, that is "", or equivalent ''. Yet the former reads somewhat more natural to me. I came to think about ...
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of existing or an existing .Which is more correct?

Extending functionalities of existing applications or Extending functionalities of an existing applications .Which is more correct?
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Syntax for placeholder text

Sometimes we need to write a sentence with a placeholder for a missing bit of information, which the reader needs to fill out when reading the text. This may be a number, or a word, or a sequence of ...
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Is there a word to describe the situation when a system that you created yourself surprises the author?

I just thought that there would be a bunch of errors logged in my system, because it seemed as if two files with the same path and filename were being saved at the same time, conflicting with each ...
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"For X, use Y" vs. "To represent X, use Y"

Is it grammatically correct and idiomatic to use "For X, use Y" in the meaning of "To represent X, use Y"? The target document is a programming style guide. I like the brevity of ...
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grammatically, rotate + er is it correct?

I try to name something as its usage is rotate+er. The main usage is doing a rotation on a reliable circle, so I pick rotation as the verb. My main lang is Indonesian, but I always try to give my best ...
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Different "states" of an event

I'm working on a system that has the concept of events. Events can be in three states: Active - e.g. a police chase has started, person entered store, car trip started Resolved - e.g. a police chase ...
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"Listing", "text" or "code" of program

What is the best way to name the program text before displaying it: "listing", "text" or "code"? I am inclined to believe that the word "listing" is the most official, the word "code" is slang, and ...
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"Shininess" word to indicate shine effect

In the shaders more than once met the word "shininess" to indicate shine of 3D-object, such as glass. Please tell me why this rare word is used? This word is not even in my dictionary. Thanks in ...
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Some words “want” to be plural and some other ones “want” to be singular. Why? [closed]

This question is for people who write documents related to computer programming. I am currently working on a style guide related to one programming language. There are a lot of examples and ...
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Pass value to function, constructor, shader: "pass", "give", "transfer" or other

Which word is better to use to indicate the transfer of a value to a function, the constructor of a class, or to transfer data from an vertex shader to a fragment shader? I tend to the word "pass". ...
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Difference between “operator” and "statement" in programming [closed]

To describe the same language units in computer programs I came across words such as: "operator" and "statement". Also my dictionary gives these words as synonyms. Question: what is the difference ...
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Is there an English word/term/phrase for when you are working on something while using it at the same time?

For the last couple of years, I've been working every day, all day, on a code library/framework. It's the most advanced software project I've done all my life, and it has required numerous "iterations"...
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Is "specificity" the correct noun for the state or the possibility of being specified?

The motivation of this question is the following: there are entities in a computer program which can either be explicitly specified, or else they can be "inferred", that is, deduced automatically from ...
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How can I say when referring to occurrences of an operator?

I'm documenting a coding guide. Please help me out regarding how to indicate occurrences of an operator in an expression. For example: X = A + B + C + 3 In this situation, can you tell me a proper ...
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Students enrol, professors... what?

When a university student picks a class for a semester, they "enrol"*. When a professor chooses to teach a class for a semester, they... ? I'm actually looking for a noun to use in parallel with "...
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What’s the normal software-engineering adjective which means that a function tolerates bad input? [closed]

There's a term used in software engineering that I can't recall, but which usually describes a subroutine that tolerates bad input. For example, let's say there's some method that converts raw string ...
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How do you describe only the name of the directory in computer science?

In computer science, I found the word "directory name" seems to describe path of the directory. (because when you use dirname command in linux you get path) Then what word(s) do you use to describe ...
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Is there a single noun for "value available at compile time"?

I'm working on an interpreter for some programming language. The language uses many concepts, notably the concept of: "type" or "data type" (see Wikipedia's data type page) "...
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Other word for 'scope' (in the programming sense) that is non-ambiguous to non-programmers

The title says it all, really. For a Philosophy essay, I would like to describe scope, in its programming sense of being: Nestable: you can have a scope within a scope Hierarchical: a child scope ...
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What noun should I use when I want "seekability"?

This is programming lingo and apparently not a word in the dictionary and so I would like to be able to solve "this problem" with only dictionary primitives. (If you allow me to speak that away.) A ...
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"Object oriented" vs. "object orientated" [duplicate]

I've heard both used interchangeably with regards to object-[oriented/orientated] programming. What's SE's opinion on it?
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Do people still use the word "program" as a noun?

Liberal Arts kind of guy who wormed his way into Information Technology here. Part of my job involves explaining technology to people who have little technical aptitude at all, so I look for ways to ...
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Wording for inheritance, heredity in programming

I have objects which are related in two ways: Mother-child relation I called inheritance or heredity. It means that everything defined in the mother object gets inherited to the child. Language ...
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Is "repository" pronounced /rɪˈpɒzɪt(ə)ri/ or \ri-ˈpä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\ or /rəˈpäzəˌtôrē/?

Is it /rɪˈpɒzɪt(ə)ri/ or \ri-ˈpä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē\? I'm confused, I've seen it pronounced both ways and I'm not not sure if it's an American/British thing or do people just use different pronunciations ...

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