AMBIT is a historical programming language created in 1964. AMBIT is a historical programming language that was introduced by Carlos Christensen of Massachusetts Computer Associates in 1964 for symbolic computation. The language was influenced by ALGOL 60 and is an early example of a pattern matching language for manipulation of strings (a more popular example from the same time is SNOBOL). The acronym AMBIT stands for "Algebraic Manipulation by Identity Translation", but has also claimed "Acronym May Be Ignored Totally". Read more on Wikipedia...

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  • AMBIT first appeared in 1964
  • See also: algol-60, snobol
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Last updated August 22nd, 2019