[TUHS] SNOBOL and progeny [Was: Re: Re: Line Numbers Before SysIII nl? BSD num?]
stuff at riddermarkfarm.ca
Fri Jul 29 10:22:14 AEST 2022
On 2022-07-27 21:03, Phil Budne wrote:
>> Anyway, I have got Phil Budne's implementation
> C'est moi! SNOBOL came out of Bell Labs in Holmdel NJ.
> There was a SNOBOL3 implementation in Unix 6th Edition days called "sno".
> As far as I know Macro SNOBOL4 (that my CSNOBOL4 is a port of) never
> was ported to the PDP-11 (just not enough address space), but there
> was a proposal (at least) for a SNOBOL4 implementation for the '11
> called ELFBOL.
> Macro SPITBOL (a faster implementation of SNOBOL4) was available on
> the Research Unix VAXen (Andrew Koenig did a C-like preprocessor
> called SNOCONE -- SNOBOL with some sugar).
I recall seeing ICEBOL card packs at the U. of Toronto Computing Centre
decades ago but I know nothing more.
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