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Procrustean string

(programming)Procrustean string - A fixed-length string. If a string value is too long for the allocated space, it is truncated to fit; and if it is shorter, the empty space is padded, usually with space characters.

This is an allusion to Procrustes, a legendary robber of ancient Attica. He bound his victims to a bed, and if they were shorter than the bed, he stretched their limbs until they would fit; if their limbs were longer, he lopped them off.
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Proconsulate
Proconsulship
proconvertin
Procrastinate
Procrastination
Procrastinator
Procrastinatory
Procrastine
Procreant
Procreate
Procreation
Procreative
Procreativeness
Procreator
Procris
Procrustean
-- Procrustean string --
Procrusteanize
Procrustes
Procrustesian
proctalgia
Proctalgia Fugax
Proctectomy
Proctitis
Proctocele
Proctocolectomy
Proctocolitis
Proctodaeum
proctologist
proctology
proctoplasty
Proctor
Proctorage
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