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Is there a special name for a condition which will break a loop if it increments a set number of times

Is there a name for including a limitation in a loop structure to prevent it from running if its primary condition becomes unwieldy. For example for (var i = 0; i < len; i++){ ...
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What would be a good “umbrella” term for HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript and the like? [closed]

There appears to be a pretty clear consensus on the question about whether HTML and CSS are programming languages. They are not. HTML is a markup language and CSS is a stylesheet language. You could ...
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Is it called an instance in Javascript?

Say I have a function. function foo(){ //do stuff } And then I create an object of that function. var fooObj = new foo(); What is fooObj called? An instance, An object instance, or something ...
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What are Web runtime environments and programming languages

I've been looking into the details behind these two different categories: Web runtime environments Web application programming languages I believe I have the correct information and have phrased ...
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Is Google Closure a true compiler?

This question is inspired by the debate in the comments on this Stack Overflow question. The Google Closure Compiler documentation states the following (emphasis added): The Closure Compiler is a ...
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Good practice and terminology of braces [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should curly braces appear on their own line? I've come across two methods of using braces with if/for/switch/while/function blocks in Java, JS, C++, and PHP (any ...
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Terminology - Cache (Javascript)

I have watched a couple videos on JS where the presenter mentioned "caching" a variable but I didn't see them do anything in the code that would "cache" it beyond normal assignments. When i think of ...
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What to call pure JavaScript standalone (web)apps for which I've not written any server side code? [closed]

I've been writing a few tools as standalone webapps for which I have written no server side code and it strikes me that I'm not sure what people call such things. I like them because they can be ...