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From wikipedia

In computer programming, lazy initialization is the tactic of delaying the creation of an object, the calculation of a value, or some other expensive process until the first time it is needed.

So, how would “lazy initialization” or “lazy loading” be translated in French?

I was thinking of something like “initialisation tardive/paresseuse”, but I am unsure about this translation.

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Well, lazy evaluation is already called évaluation paresseuse, which is a specific case of lazy initialization, so initialisation paresseuse seems fine. French Wikipedia says that you could use retardée ("delayed") instead of paresseuse, but that word seems used a lot less.

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J'ai une préférence pour différé plutôt que retardé. – mouviciel Oct 13 '14 at 7:36

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