Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A character or string incorrectly placed in a command or instruction that causes a failure in execution.
- ‘Then the parser, purveyor of the dreaded syntax error, looks at the stream of tokens to verify its syntactic correctness.’
- ‘The system either gives me a syntax error or some file is missing.’
- ‘For example, when you make a typo or syntax error that the compiler catches, fixing it is basically trivial.’
- ‘I assume that there is a subtle syntax error or variable mismatch, but my debugger doesn't provide enough info to diagnose such problems without a lot of trial and error.’
- ‘If there is an exception (because of a syntax error, etc.) in the program, the exception will be traced back and reported.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.