Definitions for gotchaˈgɒtʃ ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

got•chaˈgɒtʃ ə(interj.)

  1. got you (used to indicate comprehension, to exultingly point out a blunder, etc.).

Freebase

  1. Gotcha

    In programming, a gotcha is a feature of a system, a program or a programming language that works in the way it is documented but is counter-intuitive and almost invites mistakes because it is both enticingly easy to invoke and completely unexpected and/or unreasonable in its outcome.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. gotcha

    A misfeature of a system, especially a programming language or environment, that tends to breed bugs or mistakes because it is both enticingly easy to invoke and completely unexpected and/or unreasonable in its outcome. For example, a classic gotcha in C is the fact that if (a=b) {code;} is syntactically valid and sometimes even correct. It puts the value of b into a and then executes code if a is non-zero. What the programmer probably meant was if (a==b) {code;}, which executes code if a and b are equal.

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