SNOBOL - What does SNOBOL stand for? The Free Dictionary
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|SNOBOL||String Oriented Symbolic Language|
|SNOBOL||String Oriented Symbolic Language (Programming Language)|
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Back in the old days before the Web, I learned an ancient (but very handy) programming language called SNOBOL
. It was spectacularly simple for handling text and using pattern recognition to make possible complicated conversions and translations.
My "Computers in the Humanities" class consisted of learning Spitbol (a compiled version of Snobol
) on the mainframe.
With a 33 megahertz 486DX microcomputer, using a SNOBOL
programme, the 26 letters in a play can be tallied in two minutes.