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String Oriented Symbolic Language: a computer-programming language for handling strings of symbols

String Oriented Symbolic Language


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    A SNOBOL variant which existed only briefly. It featured built-in functions, but not programmer-defined ones. [“SNOBOL2”, D.J. Farber, R.E. Griswold and I.P. Polonsky, TR Bell Labs, Apr 1964].

  • Snobol3

    SNOBOL with user-defined functions. Written in 1965. The SNOBOL 6.3 compiler for the PDP-6 and PDP-10 was written in SNOBOL. [“The SNOBOL3 Programming Language”, D.J. Farber et al, Bell Sys Tech J 45(6):895-944 (Jul 1966)]. (1994-11-04)

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