English translation: protect (shield) these fields
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07:36 Apr 23, 2005
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software
French term or phrase:blinder ces champs par un test sur le contexte
This is in a set of programmer instructions about modifying a program. I know 'blinder' in the context of hardware, but I've never seen it, and can't find any references to it, in respect of software. The only thought I have is that it could be 'protect these fields....'
Any other suggestions for blinder?
Explanation: i.e. depending on the context (user permissions, calling program, etc.) in which the program is being run, the fields will or won't be shielded.
I've 2 dictionaries backing up "shield" - Impact French glossary of IT (which isn't always brilliant but usually gives the right idea if not the ideal translation) and "Langues pour tous Dictionnaire de l'informatique (same criticism applies, to an extent). Plus which of course, "blinder" can mean "shield" in various other contexts (e.g. electronics).
Charlie Bavington Local time: 20:10 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 120