- 東京女子大学紀要論集 (ISSN:04934350)
- vol.28, no.2, pp.101-116, 1977-03-20
This essay presents three pieces of small SNOBOL programs: to compose haiku-poems by the kamurizuke plan, to simulate a slot machine for \80 tickets, and to puzzle out "Towers of Hanoi" in a general form. Though such programming itself appears to be only hobby, the emphasis is put upon the meaning of string manipulation as a scientific method which the above programs are based on. The first one was a kind of random generation, the second was, of course, the construction of a non-deterministic finite automaton or a regular grammar, and the third was an application of recursive technique as well-known. Besides, a brief mention is made about aims of programming education for undergraduates of the so-called "literature course".