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Is there a phrase or word to describe an algorithim or program is complete in that given any value for its arguments there is a defined outcome?

Is there a phrase or word to describe an algorithim or programme is complete in that given any value for its arguments there is a defined outcome? i.e. all the ramifications have been considered ...
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Meaning of phrase: “Not your father's Visual Basic”

I have ran into the above phrase many times (especially during classic VB days) and I have been wondering what it really mean and where it originated from. Any ideas?
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What's the canonical retort to “it's open source, submit a patch”? [closed]

The danger of ever suggesting some feature on a product, especially open source, is that you'll get the response, "why don't you do it?". That's valid, and it's cool that you can make the change ...
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You make websites? So then you must have heard about Web 2.0, right?

The other day someone asked me what type of work I do. I answered that I help to build web sites (Asp.net, c#, mostly). So he said "so then you must do a lot of Web 2.0 stuff, right?". I proceeded ...