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 for bondage-and-discipline language
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  bondage-and-discipline language
   n.
  
      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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  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.  Compare languages of choice.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1996-01-05)
  

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