The first string-handling and pattern-matching language, designed in 1957-8 for applications in natural language translation. The user has a workspace organised into shelves. Strings are made of constituents (words), accessed by subscript. A program is a set of rules, each of which has a pattern, a replacement and goto another rule.
["COMIT Programmer's Reference Manual", V.H. Yngve, MIT Press 1961].
[Sammet 1969, pp. 416-436].
One day the comit du Salut Public issued a decree forbidding any woman to remain in the regiments.
They take the name of comit des Fdrations d'industries et de metiers.
The comit is pleased to give the fullest possible particulars of its methods and needs.
The delegates take the title of comit des Bourses du Travail.
The idea is clearly to deprive every striker of the help of his commune and of the "comit National."
A few yards further on, you came to the door of the erstwhile sacristy, over which was inscribed: comit militaire.
Meanwhile he had been appointed secretary to the relief committee (comit des subsistances) of the commune of Paris.
He was soon after named member of the council of state and president of the comit du contentieux.