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  • computer confetti
    n. Syn. {chad}. Though this term is common, this use of punched-card chad is not a good idea, as the pieces are stiff... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    toy language


    n. A language useful for instructional purposes or as a proof-of-concept for some aspect of computer-science theory, but inadequate for general-purpose programming. Bad Things can result when a toy language is promoted as a general purpose solution for programming (see {bondage-and-discipline language}); the classic example is {Pascal}. Several moderately well-known formalisms for conceptual tasks such as programming Turing machines also qualify as toy languages in a less negative sense. See also MFTL.