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23:06 Mar 20, 2000
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
Explanation: the basic meaning of the phrase is "the dreaded event" or whatever is contextually acceptable based on the meaning of these words.
More context should be made available for a more accurate rendering.
Explanation: Without knowing the sentence/paragraph in which the citation appears, this translation might have the meaning you wish to convey - that the event dreaded by program designers has been planned for. I am guessing that the surrounding text talks about failsafes built into the formulae/programs to allow them to function despite the dreaded event.