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From: Dale R Worley <worley@theworld.com>
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In-reply-to: <3C0A96A0.3330EA2D@mail2.gis.net> (Pres@mail2.gis.net)
Subject: Re: text processing as *the* problem
References: <200111282008.PAA09983@labean.East.Sun.COM> <3C0A96A0.3330EA2D@mail2.gis.net>

If you want to track it back, there's COMIT, the first serious text
processing language.  IIRC, it dates to the 1950's, and was the
predecessor to SNOBOL.

(Gloat: And I have a copy of the manual!)