[OT] Why is it called string?

David Opstad opstad at batnet.com
Thu Aug 21 16:25:24 CEST 2003


In article <3f44ce77$0$556$b45e6eb0 at senator-bedfellow.mit.edu>,
 Brian Kelley <bkelley at wi.mit.edu> wrote:

> That being said, what is the programming-centric etymology of "string"? 

It goes back at least to 1962, because that's when SNOBOL was invented, 
and the 'S' stands for "String" in that acronym.

Dave




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