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Disabling a block of source code[1] by changing it into a comment[2]. This technique is used for debugging[3] or for testing[4] the functionality of alternative versions of code.

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1. source code. The code of a computer program written so it’s readable by a person and using the particular syntax of a programming language, for example, C, Python, Java. Source code is compiled or interpreted into machine code able to be run by a computer. Related Articles: ProgrammingGlossary: Commenting out1 Comments3 Strings are TextUpdating your progressFlow Charts« […]
2. comment. Disabling a block of source code by changing it into a comment. This technique is used for debugging or for testing the functionality of alternative versions of code. Related Articles: ProgrammingGlossary: Commenting out1 Comments3 Strings are TextUpdating your progressFlow Charts« Back to Glossary Index
3. debugging. Fixing errors in your programs or algorithms: There are two possible types: * a logical bug is an error which means that the computer is able to carry out its instructions, it doesn’t act as the programmer intends it to be * a syntax bug is an error caused by something the programmer has typed, […]
4. testing. Testing is about confirming decisions and ensuring that the desired result is produced form and outcome or component. Related Articles: ProgrammingGlossary: Commenting out1 Comments3 Strings are TextUpdating your progressFlow Charts« Back to Glossary Index