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    n. 1. [techspeak] A situation wherein two or more processes are unable to proceed because each is waiting for one of the others to... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    heavy wizardry


    n. Code or designs that trade on a particularly intimate knowledge or experience of a particular operating system or language or complex application interface. Distinguished from deep magic, which trades more on arcane *theoretical* knowledge. Writing device drivers is heavy wizardry; so is interfacing to X (sense 2) without a toolkit. Esp. found in comments similar to "Heavy wizardry begins here ...". Compare voodoo programming.