A programming style that tries to prepare for the worst external conditions, including incorrect input, resource limitations, hardware and software failure and even can’t happen errors, to the fullest possible extent. While some believe in the motto “professional programming is paranoid programming”, the expression usually has the connotation that the efforts are unnecessary or too costly (“Maybe this code is just paranoid programming, but I think it is necessary to avoid a possible overflow condition”.)
- Paranoid schizophrenia
paranoid schizophrenia n. Schizophrenia characterized predominantly by megalomania and delusions of persecution. paranoid schizophrenia [(skit-suh-free-nee-uh, skit-suh-fren-ee-uh)] A type of schizophrenia characterized by delusions of grandeur, paranoia, hallucinations, jealousy, hostility, aggressiveness, unfocused anxiety, argumentativeness, and, in severe cases, detachment from reality to the point of autism.
paranomia par·a·no·mi·a (pār’ə-nō’mē-ə) n. Aphasia in which objects are called by the wrong names.
[par-uh-nawr-muh l] /ˌpær əˈnɔr məl/ adjective 1. of or relating to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena. /ˌpærəˈnɔːməl/ adjective 1. beyond normal explanation noun 2. the paranormal, paranormal happenings generally adj. 1905, from para- (1) + normal. Related: Paranormally.
[puh-ran-thruh-puh s, par-uh n-throh-] /pəˈræn θrə pəs, ˌpær ənˈθroʊ-/ noun, plural paranthropuses for 1. 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) a member of the former genus Paranthropus. 2. (initial capital letter, italics) a former genus of fossil hominids whose members have now been assigned to the proposed species Australopithecus robustus.