SNOBOL

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SNOBOL

(ˈsnəʊbɒl)
n
(Computer Science) String Oriented Symbolic Language: a computer-programming language for handling strings of symbols
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In the dim, dark past there was, as some of you may remember, Project OCCULT; that is, "The Ordered Collation of Unprepared Literary Text." The year was 1970 and the programming to do this miraculous thing was in SNOBOL 4. In the more than thirty-five years since then I have attended and/or spoken at more panels and conferences on the subject of computers and textual editing than I can number, even with a computer, but still the golden time of computers producing definitive editions, perfect in every respect, has not arrived.