[TUHS] Just noticed an article on John Lions on Salon.com

Carl Lowenstein cdl at mpl.ucsd.edu
Tue Apr 13 15:44:10 AEST 2004

> From: "Gregg C Levine" <hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net>
> To: "'Norman Wilson'" <norman at nose.cs.utoronto.ca>, <tuhs at tuhs.org>
> Subject: RE: [TUHS] Just noticed an article on John Lions on Salon.com
> Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2004 20:19:56 -0400
> Hello (again) from Gregg C Levine
> I believe your right. And I am willing to concede the points regarding
> the two gentlemen in question. However, all of the documents I have
> seen within the past ten years regarding the birth, and history of
> UNIX, all have mentioned both Brian Kernighan, and David Ritchie are
> mentioned. Complete with the appropriately selected story as well.
> I suspect however, that in that early paper, Ken Thompson is indeed
> mentioned, however the web page in question does not go into enough
> detail, as it should.   
> And regarding the book, your right. I've got my copy of the C book
> across the room, and normally don't refer to it unless necessary.

You know, Unix is not 100% identical to C.

Before continuing this line of discussion, you really should find a copy of
Bell System Technical Journal, July/August 1978 Vol. 57, No. 6., Part 2
where Ritchie and Thomson describe the design of Unix.

    carl lowenstein         marine physical lab     u.c. san diego
                                                 clowenst at ucsd.edu

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