By Letter: Non-alphabet | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
  Email this page to a friend


Syntactic salt




The opposite of syntactic sugar, a feature designed to make it harder to write bad code.

Specifically, syntactic salt is a hoop the programmer must jump through just to prove that he knows what's going on, rather than to express a program action.

Some programmers consider required type declarations to be syntactic salt.

A requirement to write "end if", "end while", "end do", etc. to terminate the last block controlled by a control construct (as opposed to just "end") would definitely be syntactic salt.

Syntactic salt is like the real thing in that it tends to raise hackers' blood pressures in an unhealthy way.

Compare candygrammar.

[Jargon File]





< Previous Terms Terms Containing syntactic salt Next Terms >
synchronous key encryption
Synchronous Optical NETwork
syncronous
synflood
synonym ring
address
syntactic salt
syntactic sugar
syntactic sugar
syntax
Syntax-Case
syntax directed translation
Syntax/Semantic Language


Web Standards & Support:

Link to and support eLook.org Powered by LoadedWeb Web Hosting
Valid XHTML 1.0!Valid CSS!eLook.org FireFox Extensions