SNOBOL is a historical programming language created in 1962. SNOBOL (StriNg Oriented and symBOlic Language) is a series of computer programming languages developed between 1962 and 1967 at AT&T Bell Laboratories by David J. Farber, Ralph E. Griswold and Ivan P. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

* Hello World in Snobol

        OUTPUT = "Hello World!"

Example code from Wikipedia:

OUTPUT = "This program will ask you for personal names"
           OUTPUT = "until you press return without giving it one"
           NameCount = 0                                            :(GETINPUT)
 AGAIN     NameCount = NameCount + 1
           OUTPUT = "Name " NameCount ": " PersonalName
 GETINPUT  OUTPUT = "Please give me name " NameCount + 1 
           PersonalName = INPUT
           PersonalName LEN(1)                                      :S(AGAIN)
           OUTPUT = "Finished. " NameCount " names requested."
 END

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