The act of asserting, or that which is asserted; positive declaration or averment; affirmation; statement asserted; position advanced.
Every proto-thing (or thing) can have a set of machine-checkable checks associated with it, checks that are `true' if an object is such a thing, and `false' otherwise. We call these checks a thing's assertions (following programmer-speak...).
A statement of the correct state of a program at some point, independent of how it does it. Typically, an ASSERTION specifies the result of an operation or an invariant of a design element.
a positive statement or claim: e.g., The Senate is irrelevant.
a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
a body of code that guarantees that those conditions hold and typically terminates the program with an exception toss if they do not
a boolean expression at a specific point in a program which will be true unless there is a bug in the program
a Boolean formula written in the text of a program, at a place where its evaluation will always be true (at least, that is the intention of the programmer)
a claim about the state of a program that must be true if the program is correct E
a claim made justifying the assumption
a collection of debugger commands executed by the debugger after each program line
a command, or series of commands, executed after every line of source code
a conditional expression that should evaluate to true if and only if your code is working correctly
a condition that needs to be true for a program to function properly
a declaration of a 'certain fact' about a subject, for example, a user or code
a line of code that says, "At this point in the program, this must always be true
a logical expression that specifies a condition or relation among program variables
an enthusiastic or energetic statement
an interpretation of evidence
an invariant statement that must be true at this particular point in the program
a number of statements executed by the debugger each time the target executes a program line
an XML construct that can contain statements about authentication, authorization, and attributes related to a subject, where a subject is either a person or a computer
a package of information that supplies one or more Statement made by an issuer
a package of information that supplies one or more statements made by a SAML authority
a program statement that states what should be the case
a proposition that is taken to be true throughout a piece of documentation
a single statement of meaning
a statement a conforming implementor would have to know in order to implement the Java platform
a statement for which you are prepared to offer evidence
a statement in the Java TM programming language that enables you to test your assumptions about your program
a statement made without supporting evidence
a statement that a given logical criterion must hold
a statement that a thing is true in the mind of the person making the statement, whether or not it has been proven to be true
a statement that states that some condition must be true
a statement that, taken in its literal sense (not in a literalistic sense), is intended to declare a particular fact
a statement that tests a condition, somewhat as an if statement does
a statement that tests an assumption
a statement that the developer creates at design time that they expect to be true at run time
a statement which asserts an attribute of the real world
a statement which indicates what the author thinks is true
a statement which is not supported by logic or evidence
a statement without evidence or proof
a testable statement that specifies some necessary aspect of the API
a very different statement from a declaration
A categorical statement made by the author, speaker, narrator, or character which generalizes an opinion usually about human nature. A "for or against" stance taken by the writer of a personal essay (also called a proposition). Also, an assertion may be made in the form of an aphorism. example- "Racists and segregationists use the press skillfully to project an image of the Black man as criminal." Malcolm X "Trust is a fundamental requirement for our kind of existence, and without it our linkages would begin to snap loose." Lewis Thomas "The honest book-keeper, the faithful wife, the earnest scholar get little attention compared to the embezzler, the tramp, the cheat." John Steinbeck Travels with Charly "Everything in the world must have design or the human mind rejects it." John Steinbeck Travels with Charly
A command or set of commands to be executed before every line of source code. Assertions are especially useful in tracking down hard to find bugs when other methods fail. Individual assertions may either be active or suspended. See also assertion mode.
an unsupported statement or claim
(1) (n.) A conditional statement in the operating system source code that is intended to prevent the kernel from straying and damaging important data.(2) (n.) A Boolean statement that determines whether a program is operating correctly.
An official statement that a specific fact is true. A recognized authority can make an assertion about one or more attributes or eligibility pertaining to a specific entity (whose Specific Identity may or may not be known by the target). E.g. an assertion of membership in a class of entities, eligibility for a service, or of attributes properly associated with the entity.
A statement that a writer claims is true without necessarily providing objective support for the claim.
Explicit or implicit representations by an entity's management that are embodied in financial statement components and for which the auditor obtains and evaluates evidential matter when forming his or her opinion on the entity's financial statements.
See program assertion.
NIST] A logical expression specifying a program state that must exist or a set of conditions that program variables must satisfy at a particular point during program execution.
A representation made by management of an entity, whether explicit or implied. For example, management asserts in the financial statements that all balances exist and transactions actually occurred, the financial statements are complete, the entity has a valid right to all reported assets and an obligation for all reported liabilities, all amounts are reported at the proper value, and all information is properly presented and disclosed.
A programming language construct that checks whether an expression is true. Assertions are written so that they should always evaluate to true. If an assertion is false, it indicates a possible bug in the program. This is called an "assertion failure".
A statement of behaviour for an element to be tested. These are normally derived from text describing software to be tested (the specification). Assertions take one of the following forms: Bold assertion: in the form The Ford motorcar is black. Cause/effect behaviour using the form when, then such as When cause occurs, then effect results. Conditional assertion, in the form If condition: when, then or If condition: bold assertion such as If optional feature is supported: when cause occurs, then effect results.
From RDF Semantics ( 2004-02-10) (n.) (i) Any expression which is claimed to be true. (ii) The act of claiming something to be true.
A statement in a program that a condition is true at this point in the program. Useful for reasoning about how a program is supposed to behave.
A genealogical statement such as â€œAbraham is William's father,â€ or â€œJonathan was born in 1765.â€ The GENTECH Genealogical Data Model (GDM) defines assertions as linking a persona to another persona (relationship), a group (membership), an event (such as birth, marriage, or death), or a characteristic (such as hair color).
A statement of designer intent or an assumption about how a design should behave; assertions may be made about internal behaviors of a design or about the protocol rules for a design's interfaces
In computer programming, an assertion is a predicate (i.e., a trueâ€“false statement) placed in a program to indicate that the assertion is true at that place.