• 1934 May 19
    (b.) -
    2006 October 04


Griswold worked for Bell Labs in 1962, where he studied ideas for non-numerical computation. SNOBOL was the outcome; it was a radically different language in its time and still is. He became the head of the Labs' Programming Research and Development department in 1967. In 1971, he was hired by the University of Arizona to be its first professor of computer science, subsequently organized the department, and was its head until 1981. While at Arizona, Griswold developed Icon. The earlier Ratfor implementation of Icon was discarded and the language rewritten from scratch in C and UNIX.
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    1934 May 19
  • Date of Death:

    2006 October 04
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    Programming contributions in string processing as well as co-creator of SNOBOL and SL5
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