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    nature: procedural language

    history: Icon, based on SNOBOL, was created in 1977 by faculty, staff, and students at the University of Arizona. Structured types include list, set, and table (dictionary).

significant features

    “Icon is a high-level, general purpose programming language, with many features for processing symbolic data such as strings of chains and structures. Icon grew out of a desire to find a more easily implemented language than SNOBOL. First implemented in 1979 (and written in Ratfor), Icon has been continually developed and refined. It is an expression-level language more powerful than Pascal or C. In Icon, a string of characters IS a value.” —Language Finger, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana.


    format: block structured is used in more than 300 colleges and universities around the world

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