\snˈɒbɒl fˈɔː], \snˈɒbɒl fˈɔː], \s_n_ˈɒ_b_ɒ_l f_ˈɔː]\
Definitions of SNOBOL4
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A quite distinct descendant of SNOBOL, developedby Griswold et al in 1967. SNOBOL4 is declarative withdynamic scope. Patterns are first-class data objects thatcan be constructed by concatenation and alternation. Successand failure are used for flow control. Delayed(unevaluated) expressions can be used to implementrecursion. It has a table data type. Strings generated atrun time can be treated as programs and executed.See also vanilla.SNOBOL 4 (http://snobol4.org/). (ftp://apple.com/ArchiveVol1/Unix_lang).A FOLDOC parser in SNOBOL4(http://www.topcat.hypermart.net/foldoc.html)!["The SNOBOL4 Programming Language", Ralph E. Griswold et al,P-H 1971].
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