Got a Doubt ! Wanting for your Help ! Plz make it ASAP !

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info
Wed Nov 27 15:45:45 CET 2013


On Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:09:37 -0500, Larry Martell wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 5:31 AM, Paul Rudin <paul.nospam at rudin.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> rusi <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> Propositionally: All languages are equal -- Turing complete
>>
>> As an aside, not all languages are Turing complete. For example Charity
>> is a language with the property that programs are guaranteed to
>> terminate.
>>
>> <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charity_(programming_language)>
> 
> How about INTERCAL?
> 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intercal


Intercal is Turing complete.

*Not* being Turing complete is normally a bad thing, at least for a full-
blown programming language. On the other hand, a less powerful non-Turing 
complete language would probably be great for things like user-defined 
macros, plugins, and similar, where the users are not entirely trusted.



-- 
Steven



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