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banana problem

banana problem: n. [from the story of the little girl who said "I
   know how to spell `banana', but I don't know when to stop"].  Not
   knowing where or when to bring a production to a close (compare
   fencepost error).  One may say `there is a banana problem' of an
   algorithm with poorly defined or incorrect termination conditions,
   or in discussing the evolution of a design that may be succumbing
   to featuritis (see also creeping elegance, creeping
   featuritis).  See item 176 under HAKMEM, which describes a
   banana problem in a Dissociated Press implementation.  Also,
   see one-banana problem for a superficially similar but
   unrelated usage.