What is the meaning of 'auditing' in programming?

For example: "Audit the code you've performed"

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    I would never see it in the sentence you gave. Audit someone's code means to review it, to see if standards are followed. People do not perform code, they write it. Code is executed. But written code can be audited. – oerkelens Aug 2 '16 at 12:30
  • Does your dictionary provide definitions of the verb "to audit?" – P. E. Dant Aug 2 '16 at 15:13

The meaning of "audit" in the context of programming (or, more correctly, software engineering) is no different from its normal dictionary definition (from Oxford Dictionaries):


Conduct an official financial inspection of (a company or its accounts):
"unlimited companies must also have their accounts audited"

Conduct a systematic review of:
"a method of auditing obstetric and neonatal care"

However, you cannot "perform code." You can audit code or audit software.

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    You can perform an audit though - "Perform an audit on this code" – pjc50 Aug 2 '16 at 14:28

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