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Language peer sets for Poplar:
United States
United States/1978
Designed 1978
1970s languages
Fourth generation
High Cold War
Genus Markovs
String and List Processing
Markovs/United States
File-reflexive/United States
Content-reflexive/United States
String and List Processing
String and List Processing/1978
String and List Processing/us


Text manipulation language 

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Country: United States
Designed 1978
Published: 1978
Genus: Markovs
Sammet category: String and List Processing

Morris and Schmidt, Bell Labs, 1978.

A blend of LISP with SNOBOL4 pattern matching and APL-like postfix syntax. Implicit iteration over lists, sorting primitive.

Related languages
APL Poplar   Derivation of
LISP 1.5 Poplar   Derivation of
SNOBOL4 Poplar   Derivation of

  • Morris, J. and Schmidt, E. (1978) Morris, J. and Schmidt, E. "Poplar Language Manual", Xerox PARC, internal memorandum, 1978.
  • Morris, James H; Schmidt, Eric; Wadler, Philip (1980) Morris, James H; Schmidt, Eric; Wadler, Philip "Experience with an Applicative String-Processing Language" Abstract DOI bib Extract: History Extract: Introduction Extract: Basics of Polar Extract: Pattern Matching
          in [POPL 1980] (1980) [ACM SIGACT-SIGPLAN] Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACM Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages
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