What is new or different in SNOBOL5 from the Green Book SNOBOL4

New and improved functions:



Some of the things still to do:

Right now I am writing a SNOBOL5 version of the old Personal Editor 2 that came from the original IBM PC days and worked on systems up to Windows XP. My new version will not be limited to 255 byte lines, will handle large files, and be as compatible as I can make it with the original. I am using pdcurses.org for writing the text window. I have not figured out a way to do this on Linux yet however. That is because I am building SNOBOL5 on Windows and the I don't have a way to convert the obj file to a .o file for Linux. To get around this problem, I may need to write an assembler that is compatible with ML64. Some nice features are being able to simultaneously view different parts of a file or parts of several files. Another, I use frequently, is a graphical display of parenthesis nesting on a line, which is useful for catching stupid errors. The editor is highly configurable, with the ability to reprogram what all of the keys do. I will at least make make the Windows version available when I am done.