[TUHS] In Memoriam: John Lions

Wesley Parish wobblygong at gmail.com
Thu Dec 5 16:26:38 AEST 2019

I would second that. His Xinu book was one of the two that helped
demystify operating systems for me.

Wesley Parish

On 12/5/19, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> He is a hero.  His notes on early Unix made it understandable to me.
> Though I have to say that Doug Comer did an equally good job with his XINU
> books.  Do you guys know of Doug?  XINU stands for Xinu is not Unix but
> he wrote, by himself, an OS and documented it in his books.  I give him
> credit for my desire to have code be really simple and self explanatory.
> I'd kinda like to invite him to join us, what do you think?
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2019 at 10:58:42AM +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
>> We lost Dr. John Lions on this day in 1998; he was one of my Comp Sci
>> lecturers (yes, I helped him write The Book, and yes, you'll find my name
>> in
>> the back).
>> -- Dave
> --
> ---
> Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com
> http://www.mcvoy.com/lm

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