Classic programming

Sean Caron scaron at
Sat Aug 8 11:05:18 CDT 2015

Hi Phil,

I checked out your SNOBOL4 page and I just wanted to note for your list of
historical platforms that SNOBOL4 and SPITBOL were also implemented on the
Michigan Terminal System (MTS) on S/360 ... this is actually the
incarnation I've been playing with recently ... along with numerous other
languages, it's just baked right into the D6.0 distribution tapes so it's
easy to get started right after a fresh installation ... I've found MTS is
a great platform to play around with a lot of these older languages on
Hercules... it's my favorite S/360 operating system by far.



On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 11:14 AM, Phil Budne <phil at> wrote:

> > Is there a subset of this group for people who like to program in
> > languages or language implementations or libraries that are no longer
> > in common mainstream use? Or other groups for such a thing?
> I don't think of it as "retrocomputing" per se, but I maintain a
> SNOBOL4 implementation:
> Mostly I write SNOBOL4 throw away programs for textual
> transformations. The biggest bit of programming I've done recently is
> a package to compile/install shared libraries for extending SNOBOL4.
> Phil

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