Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Etymologies

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)

Examples

Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.