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  • n. The situation in which a programming language is only minimally Turing complete, so that "everything is possible but nothing is easy".

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Coined by Alan Perlis (1922-1990), computer scientist, from the name of Alan Turing (1912-1954), who described a basis for all possible computational algorithms, and tarpit. (Wiktionary)

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