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String Oriented Symbolic Language
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language (SNOBOL) A string processing language for text and
formula manipulation written by David Farber, Ralph Griswold,
and I. Polonsky of Bell Labs in 1962-3.
SNOBOL had only simple control structures but provided a
rich string-matching formalism of power comparable to regularexpressions but implementated differently. People used it
for simple natural language processing analysis tasks well
into the 1980s. Since then, Perl has come into favour for
such tasks.
SNOBOL was originally called "SEXI" - String EXpression
Interpreter. In spite of the suggestive name, SNOBOL is not
related to COBOL.