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Old 08-02-2005, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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can you guys tell me what an assertion is in software?

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Old 08-03-2005, 01:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In computer programming, an assertion is a programming language construct which immediately aborts program execution if a certain condition or expression is false (an "assertion failure"). It is used by programmers during development to check for potential errors or bugs. To assist with this, the implementation of assertions in many languages will provide information such as the filename and line number in the source code that triggered the assertion failure.
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