Definition of fencepost error
- a particular class of "off-by-one" errors in which the intuitive answer is incorrect. The following problem illustrates the error:
"How many posts are required to build a 100 foot long fence with posts 10 feet apart?"
The intuitive answer - 10 - is incorrect. (11 posts are required.)
- See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.
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Slang terms with the same meaning
Other terms relating to 'computer slang':
|Definitions include: a joke or "joke" that contains a core of truth.|
|Definitions include: a computer system.|
|Definitions include: a window that appears when a computer program is started, but before its main interface is displayed.|
|Definitions include: a type of shareware that interrupts use of the software to display a message asking the user to "register" the software (i.e. pay for it.)|
|Definitions include: acronym for "this is not legal advice".|
|Definitions include: an emphatic "Okay," via a doubled "k".|
|Definitions include: to kick someone off of a network connection.|
|Definitions include: the accepted etiquette on the internet.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "best friend(s) forever".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "ass-to-mouth", i.e. sex in which anal sex is immediately followed by fellatio.|
|Definitions include: a computer program that single-handedly or near single-handedly makes a computing platform popular.|
|Definitions include: a "mode" of human operating in which a collection of similar, unpleasant tasks are performed in one sitting.|
|Definitions include: a type of shareware that only requires users to send a postcard to the author in order to purchase it.|
|Definitions include: From Dilbert's boss in the Dilbert comic strip.|
|Definitions include: alternate spelling of Rick roll.|
Slang terms with the same root words
Other terms relating to 'error':
|Definitions include: Sands for "Idiot Behind Machine" error.|
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