Section 1

Preview this deck

portability

Front

Star 0%
Star 0%
Star 0%
Star 0%
Star 0%

0.0

0 reviews

5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0

Active users

0

All-time users

0

Favorites

0

Last updated

1 year ago

Date created

Mar 1, 2020

Cards (31)

Section 1

(31 cards)

portability

Front

A property of a program that can run on more than one kind of computer.

Back

problem solving

Front

The process of formulating a problem, finding a solution, and expressing the solution.

Back

runtime error

Front

An error that does not occur until the program has started to execute but that prevents the program from continuing.

Back

debugging

Front

The process of finding and removing any of the three kinds of programming errors.

Back

Python shell

Front

An interactive user interface to the Python interpreter. The user of a Python shell types commands at the prompt (>>>), and presses the return key to send these commands immediately to the interpreter for processing.

Back

semantic error

Front

An error in a program that makes it do something other than what the programmer intended.

Back

Bug

Front

An error in a program.

Back

parse

Front

To examine a program and analyze the syntactic structure.

Back

semantics

Front

The meaning of a program.

Back

print function

Front

A function used in a program or script that causes the Python interpreter to display a value on its output device.

Back

formal language

Front

Any one of the languages that people have designed for specific purposes, such as representing mathematical ideas or computer programs; all programming languages are formal languages.

Back

high-level language

Front

A programming language like Python that is designed to be easy for humans to read and write.

Back

activecode

Front

A unique interpreter environment that allows Python to be executed from within a web browser.

Back

token

Front

One of the basic elements of the syntactic structure of a program, analogous to a word in a natural language.

Back

syntax

Front

The structure of a program

Back

byte code

Front

An intermediate language between source code and object code. Many modern languages first compile source code into byte code and then interpret the byte code with a program called a virtual machine.

Back

exception

Front

Another name for a runtime error.

Back

algorithm

Front

A general step by step process for solving a problem.

Back

interpret

Front

To execute a program in a high-level language by translating it one line at a time.

Back

low-level language

Front

A programming language that is designed to be easy for a computer to execute; also called machine language or assembly language.

Back

shell mode

Front

A style of using Python where we type expressions at the command prompt, and the results are shown immediately. Contrast with source code, and see the entry under Python shell.

Back

object code

Front

The output of the compiler after it translates the program.

Back

source code

Front

A program, stored in a file, in a high-level language before being compiled or interpreted.

Back

compile

Front

To translate a program written in a high-level language into a low-level language all at once, in preparation for later execution.

Back

programming language

Front

A formal notation for representing solutions.

Back

program

Front

A sequence of instructions that specifies to a computer actions and computations to be performed.

Back

comment

Front

Information in a program that is meant for other programmers (or anyone reading the source code) and has no effect on the execution of the program.

Back

codelens

Front

An interactive environment that allows the user to control the step by step execution of a Python program

Back

executable

Front

Another name for object code that is ready to be executed.

Back

natural language

Front

Any one of the languages that people speak that evolved naturally.

Back

syntax error

Front

An error in a program that makes it impossible to parse — and therefore impossible to interpret.

Back