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Turing Tar-pit

A term coined by Alan Perlis in 1982.

54. Beware of the Turing tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.”

The best examples are esoteric programming languages such as Brainfuck, Whitespace and Piet. Those are technically Turing-complete, but it would be very hard to use them for anything useful.

Turing tar-pit

Posted on 2018-02-14   #til  






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