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English Dictionary: Gotcha by the DICT Development Group
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From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   gotcha n.   A {misfeature} of a system, especially a programming
   language or environment, that tends to breed bugs or mistakes
   because it both enticingly easy to invoke and completely unexpected
   and/or unreasonable in its outcome.   For example, a classic gotcha
   in {C} is the fact that `if (a=b) {code;}' is syntactically valid
   and sometimes even correct.   It puts the value of `b' into `a' and
   then executes `code' if `a' is non-zero.   What the programmer
   probably meant was `if (a==b) {code;}', which executes `code' if `a'
      and `b' are equal.
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   gotcha
  
      A {misfeature} of a system, especially a
      programming language or environment, that tends to breed
      {bug}s or mistakes because it both enticingly easy to invoke
      and completely unexpected and/or unreasonable in its outcome.
  
      For example, a classic gotcha in {C} is the fact that
  
      if (a=b) {code;}
  
      is syntactically valid and sometimes even correct.   It puts
      the value of "b" into "a" and then executes "code" if "a" is
      non-zero.   What the programmer probably meant was
  
      if (a==b) {code;}
  
      which executes "code" if "a" and "b" are equal.
  
      [{Jargon File}]
  
      (1995-04-17)
  
  
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