Word:

banana problem

banana problem - (From the story of the little girl who said "I know how to spell "banana", but I don't know when to stop"). Not knowing where or when to bring a production to a close (compare fencepost error). One may say "there is a banana problem" of an algorithm with poorly defined or incorrect termination conditions, or in discussing the evolution of a design that may be succumbing to featuritis (see also creeping elegance, creeping featuritis). See item 176 under HAKMEM, which describes a banana problem in a Dissociated Press implementation. Also, see one-banana problem for a superficially similar but unrelated usage.
Browse
Ban of the empire
Banach algebra
Banach inverse mapping theorem
Banach space
Banach-Tarski paradox
Banal
Banality
Banana
Banana bird
banana boat
banana bread
banana family
banana label
banana oil
banana passion fruit
banana peel
-- banana problem --
banana quit
banana republic
banana skin
Banana solution
banana split
banana tree
Bananas
Banat
banausic
Banc
Banc or bank
Bancal
banch
Banco
Band
band aid
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy