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19.10: Glossary

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    temporary variable:
    A variable used to store an intermediate value in a complex calculation.
    dead code:
    Part of a program that can never be executed, often because it appears after a return statement.
    None:
    A special value returned by functions that have no return statement or a return statement without an argument.
    incremental development:
    A program development plan intended to avoid debugging by adding and testing only a small amount of code at a time.
    scaffolding:
    Code that is used during program development but is not part of the final version.
    guardian:
    A programming pattern that uses a conditional statement to check for and handle circumstances that might cause an error.

    This page titled 19.10: Glossary is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Allen B. Downey (Green Tea Press) .

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