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A History of the SNOBOL Programming Languages

@inproceedings{ShapiroAHO,
  title={A History of the SNOBOL Programming Languages},
  author={Michael D. Shapiro}
}
The SNOBOL programming languages introduced or popularized most of the concepts of character string processing. The original SNOBOL had just one data type: a string of characters. It could appear in a program as a literal delimited by quotation marks, or as a value assigned to a variable: PET " "MY CALICO CAT" Concatenation, a basic string operation, forms a new string from two or more strings placed end to end: MYPET • "HERE IS " PET "." concatenates the string "HERE IS ", the value in the… 
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