to set an error

German translation: Fehlerkennzeichen setzen

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English term or phrase:to set an error
German translation:Fehlerkennzeichen setzen
Entered by: Alexander Schleber
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03:15 Aug 25, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: to set an error
to set an error

context:EDV

eine Fehlermeldung erzeugen?
translator
Fehlerkennzeichen setzen
Explanation:
I do not think they mean "Fehlermeldung". Then they would have said "error message".

Inside computers errors are handled by setting flags, which indicate a certain error condition. So setting an error would be a short form of saying "setting an error flag".

Brinkmann's, Wörterbuch der Daten- und Kommunikation stechnik, translates "error flag" as "Fehlerkennzeichen".

HTH
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Alexander Schleber
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Local time: 07:19
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na +4Fehlerkennzeichen setzen
Alexander Schleber
naI agree,...
Ursula Peter-Czichi


  

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37 mins peer agreement (net): +4
Fehlerkennzeichen setzen


Explanation:
I do not think they mean "Fehlermeldung". Then they would have said "error message".

Inside computers errors are handled by setting flags, which indicate a certain error condition. So setting an error would be a short form of saying "setting an error flag".

Brinkmann's, Wörterbuch der Daten- und Kommunikation stechnik, translates "error flag" as "Fehlerkennzeichen".

HTH


    Computing and programming experience
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 07:19
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agree  Maya Jurt
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agree  Sven Petersson
31 mins

agree  Geri Linda Metterle
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agree  Roland Grefer
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8 hrs
I agree,...


Explanation:
...but isn't an 'error flag'
the piece of code that initiates error handling? My question is:
Could you call it 'Fehler Abwicklung'?

I know what an error flag is (C++ programmer), but I am at a loss for the right word.
This is just a question.

Ursula Peter-Czichi
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