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Language peer sets for Fornax:
United States
United States/1994
Designed 1994
1990s languages
Fifth generation
Post-Cold War
Genus Array
Experimental and other
Rank 1 unlabelled
Rank 1
Rank 1 unlabelled/1994
Rank 1/1994
Array/United States
Rank 1 unlabelled/United States
Rank 1/United States
Experimental and other
Experimental and other/1994
Experimental and other/us


APL with patterns 

alternate simple view
Country: United States
Designed 1994
Published: 1994
Genus: Array
Sammet category: Experimental and other

Fornax (after the constellation) Hall Rutgers U 1994

Interesting hybrid of Snobol (for pattern matching) and APL (for array control) used in general education and compiler design

Related languages
APL Fornax   Extension of
SNOBOL4 Fornax   Influence

  • Storrs Hall, J. (1994) Storrs Hall, J. "Fornax: A General Purpose Programming Language" Page at USENIX Extract: Extract: Elements Extract: Arrays Extract: Scalar Extension and Parallel Application Extract: Success and Failure Extract: L-values and R-values Extract: Patterns
          in (1994) USENIX Symp on Very High Level Langauges, Oct 1994
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