The first string-handling and pattern-matching language, designed in 1957-8 for applications in natural language translation. The user has a workspace organised into shelves. Strings are made of constituents (words), accessed by subscript. A program is a set of rules, each of which has a pattern, a replacement and goto another rule.
[“COMIT Programmer’s Reference Manual”, V.H. Yngve, MIT Press 1961].
[Sammet 1969, pp. 416-436].
[kom-i-tey-tiv, -tuh-tiv] /ˈkɒm ɪˌteɪ tɪv, -tə tɪv/ Grammar adjective 1. noting a case whose distinctive function is to indicate accompaniment. noun 2. the comitative case.
noun a county in the UK Word Origin Latin comitatus ‘count’ Latin collective of comes, comitem “a companion, an associate” (see count (n.)).
[kuh-mish-ee-uh] /kəˈmɪʃ i ə/ noun, Roman History. 1. an assembly of the people convened to pass on laws, nominate magistrates, etc. /kəˈmɪʃɪə/ noun 1. an ancient Roman assembly that elected officials and exercised judicial and legislative authority
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language [“Computer Programming with COMIT II”, Victor H. Yngve, MIT Press, 1963]. (1995-01-11)