Procrustean-assignment Definition


(computing, dated, rare) A form of assignment to fixed-length string variables in which a shorter value is padded to the necessary length while a longer one is truncated.


Origin of Procrustean-assignment

  • After the legendary highwayman Procrustes, who stretched or cut his victims to make them fit a bed.

    From Wiktionary

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