= W =
write-only language n.
A language with syntax (or
semantics) sufficiently dense and bizarre that any routine of
significant size is automatically write-only code. A
sobriquet applied occasionally to C and often to APL, though
INTERCAL and TECO certainly deserve it more.
See also Befunge.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.