Rebus: a SNOBOL4/icon hybrid

@article{Griswold1985RebusAS,
  title={Rebus: a SNOBOL4/icon hybrid},
  author={Ralph E. Griswold},
  journal={ACM SIGPLAN Notices},
  year={1985},
  volume={20},
  pages={7-16}
}
  • Ralph E. Griswold
  • Published 1985
  • Computer Science
  • ACM SIGPLAN Notices
  • 1 . Introductio n SNOBOL4 [1] remains popular despite advances in programming language design that make many of it s features seem quaint and awkward compared to those of modern programming languages . The nominal reason for SNOBOL4's popularity is its string pattern-matching facility, which is unrivaled in its power and conciseness . The technical reasons for the power and conciseness of SNOBOL4 's pattern-matching facility are easy to determine . The appeal of pattern matching in SNOBOL4 to… CONTINUE READING

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