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  • Duff's device
    n. The most dramatic use yet seen of {fall through} in C, invented by Tom Duff when he was at Lucasfilm. Trying to {bum}... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: bondage-and-discipline language 

    bondage-and-discipline language


    A language (such as Pascal, Ada, APL, or Prolog) that, though ostensibly general-purpose, is designed so as to enforce an author's theory of `right programming' even though said theory is demonstrably inadequate for systems hacking or even vanilla general-purpose programming. Often abbreviated `B&D'; thus, one may speak of things "having the B&D nature". See {Pascal}; oppose languages of choice.