Types of Error in Programming


GCSE Computer Science (Programming) Flashcards on Types of Error in Programming, created by Leann McLeod on 30/05/2016.
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Syntax An error that occurs when a command does not follow the expected syntax of the language such as when a keyword is incorrectly spelt
Runtime/Execution An error that occurs when the program is running and is difficult to foresee before a program is compiled and run
Logical An error that causes a program to output an incorrect answer (that does not necessarily crash the program)
Linking An error that occurs when a programmer calls a function within a program and the correct library has not been linked to that program.
Rounding (Rounding is when a number is approximated to nearest whole number/tenth/hundredth etc.)
Truncation (Truncating is when a number is when a number is approximated to a whole number/tenth/hundredth etc.)
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