I am now the maintainer of Macro SPITBOL, the most efficient implementation of SNOBOL4 to date. Mark Emmer labored for almost a quarter century as the previous maintainer, doing his best to keep SPITBOL alive, and I now have that task going forward.
Macro SPITBOL is currently available for Windows and Linux. I’m currently working on the port to Apple’s OSX, and expect to release it within a few weeks.
The Windows version of SPITBOL, the work of Mark Emmer, can be found at Google Code SPITBOL Downloads. Mark created this version. I plan no further work on it.
SPITBOL now lives at GITHUB Hardbol SPITBOL.
I put out the first release of SPITBOL for Linux in June 2012. It can be found at the Github site.
The current releases are for 32 bit words, 8 bit characters.
Once the OSX port is complete, I plan to first produce versions for Linux and OSX with 64 bit words and 8 bit characters.
The port to ARM will be next.
Along the way, I will add *full* support for Unicode.
If you are interested in SPITBOL, you can follow the Github site. I also write about my work on SPITBOL on my blog, The Wayward Word Press
You can also follow me as @daveshields at twitter.
Macro SPITBOL is licensed under the GPL license.