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: acronym for "too long; will read later".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "in my arrogant opinion".|
|Definitions include: "your."|
|Definitions include: acronym for "rolling on [the] floor laughing my fucking ass off".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "end of message".|
|Definitions include: idiot.|
|Definitions include: testing of a software application, performed on devices (such as computers and cell phones) made available to potential purchasers in retail stores.|
|Definitions include: abbreviated form of "shoot 'em up".|
|Definitions include: a computer that malfunctions frequently.|
|Definitions include: software still under copyright, but which is no longer distributed, sold, or supported.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "just wondering".|
|Definitions include: to pester or annoy.|
|Definitions include: to test something before it is released or presented.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "good luck, have fun".|
|Definitions include: a website with little or no content, consisting of mostly (or entirely) links to other websites.|
Slang terms with the same root words
Other terms relating to 'error':
|Definitions include: Sands for "Idiot Behind Machine" error.|
|I use it||(2)|
|No longer use it||(0)|
|Heard it but never used it||(6)|
|Have never heard it||(9)|
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