SNOBOL is an acronym for: StriNg-Oriented symBOlic Language. Related acronyms and implementations: FASBOL (SNOBOL compiler), MAINBOL, SITBOL, SNOBOL2, SNOBOL3, SNOBOL4, SPITBOL (SPeedy ImplemenTation of snoBOL), Vanilla. SNOBOL had simple control structures, except for string matching abilities and power similar to regular expressions. These are the sorts of jobs now usually done via Perl.
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Macro Implementation of SNOBOL4 in C
A port of Macro SNOBOL4 (The original Bell Telephone Labs implementation, written in SIL macros) for machines with 32-bit (or larger) pointers. Supports full SNOBOL4 language plus SPITBOL and other extensions.
SNOBOL4 and SPITBOL Information
Catspaw Inc's SNOBOL site.
Information and links about SNOBOL4.