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SNOBOL

since unknown year (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1965)

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rragan
mnulli
holdenweb
joemcmahon
rrainey
undoingemptyvoid
bkmontgomery
rragan - 5 years
mnulli - 3 years
holdenweb - 9 years
joemcmahon - 11 years
rrainey - 38 years
undoingemptyvoid - 1 years
bkmontgomery - 1 years
1965–1969
SNOBOL 3 and then SNOBOL 4
1969–1971
Snobol IV. In a compiler class and for a little bit of other fooling around. One of those languages that challenges your notion of what programming languages look like.
1974–1982
Implemented SPITBOL interpreter for DECSystem 10
1977–1987
Discovered it by accident in college, and fell in love with it immediately. Most powerful language available on the IBM 360/370 machine; actually implemented some data migration software in it that needed to do complex name mapping from the IBM standards to Unitree Unix-like pathnames so that data could be migrated off the legacy IBM system in SPITBOL. First step down the path to Perl.
1980–
1986
Tried it, played around with some samples. Did not GROK it though.
1998
Saw it briefly in a programming languages class.

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