We and another colleague, Satoru Tomura, started to write a joint paper on input and output (without side effects) and string manipulation facilities in sequential Prolog, with a view to using Prolog as a text processing language instead of languages such as SNOBOL
* Armaly Brands, the Walled Lake, MI owner of Brillo, has acquired the Cameo, Snobol
and Parsons brands and assets from Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
If Wilkes thinks all of this is the natural consequence of programming languages like COMIT and SNOBOL
, then I would invite him to come spend a year with us at the University of Massachusetts where we have an extensive graduate curriculum in AI.
Early Lisp dialects, from Lisp 1.5 up through MacLisp and InterLisp--and APL and SNOBOL
as well--use dynamic scoping rather than lexical scoping .
In recent years, however, AI has been used more as a label for programs which, if they had not emerged from the AI community, might have been seen as a natural fruit of work with such languages as COMIT and SNOBOL
, and of the work of E.T.