[TUHS] Questions regarding early Unix contributors

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Sep 25 02:12:33 AEST 2015

Diomidis Spinellis scripsit:

> - Lorinda Cherry is credited with diction.  But diction.c first appears
> in 4BSD and 2.10BSD.  Did Lorinda Cherry implement it at Berkeley?

Diction and style were part of Writer's Workbench, a sort of analogue of
PWB for technical writers rather than GE programmers.  There were apparently
quite a few others as well.  There is now a commercial product called
WWB based on the old software, but running as plugins to MS Word.

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