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 for write-only language
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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.
  

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

  write-only language
  
     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.
  

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