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This page is part of the old A451 specification - current syllabus here

1. Introduction

Specification point:

i) Describe syntax errors and logic errors which may occur while developing a program

ii) Understand and identify syntax and logic errors

iii) Select and justify test data for a program, stating the expected outcome of each test


Software coding, otherwise known as 'programming' requires real skill. But even the best programmers make mistakes whilst coding.

So it is important that mistakes are identified as soon as possible in the development of the program and to have good tools in place to deal with them.

This mini-web will describe of the more common problems, namely syntax errors and logic errors.