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 for heavy wizardry
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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
      source-code comments of the form ?Heavy wizardry begins here?. Compare {
      voodoo programming.
  

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

  heavy wizardry
  
     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.  Especially
     found in source-code comments of the form "Heavy wizardry
     begins here".
  
     Compare voodoo programming.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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