[TUHS] John Lions: 3 sabbaticals at Bell Labs. 1978 and which other years? 1989?
luther at makerlisp.com
Thu Oct 13 23:20:39 AEST 2022
One clue is that "The Second Pass of the Portable C Compiler" is dated
June 1979 and says on the title page, "John Lions, Bell Laboratories,
Murray Hill, New Jersey", so he must have been there then.
On 10/13/2022 06:08 AM, John P. Linderman wrote:
> I can put a bound on John's early 80's sabbatical. John stayed at my
> house in Berkeley Heights (an easy walk to Murray Hill) while he was
> looking for a place to rent when Marianne joined him. I bought the
> house in 1980, so it had to be later than that. And John put us up
> when we visited Australia in 1983, so it was before that. I'm guessing
> 1982, but that's just a guess.
> On Wed, Oct 12, 2022 at 5:05 PM steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
> <mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>> wrote:
> Berkeley Tague says he invited John to work with the USG in 1978
> [ AUUG, below. Also by Ronda Hauben in multiple places ]
> [ In two ‘recollections’ / history docs sourced from UNSW, ]
> [ the first visit was misremembered as 1976 or 1977. ]
> I was wondering when John's two other sabbaticals to Bells Labs were.
> The Peter Ivanov interview with John in “Unix Review”, 1985, notes
> two sabbaticals by then.
> After writing the celebrated Commentary on the UNIX
> Operating System in 1976,
> Lions was asked to spend two sabbaticals at the Labs.
> This comment in 2000 on “9fans” from Rob Pike
> says John also visited in 1989,
> but sadly his work by then had been affected.
> Anyone know when the other visit was?
> Presumably 1983 or 1984 if John took a semester off every 5 years.
> In AUUGN Oct 1995, V16 #5, there’s a collection of emails, an
> ‘interview’ with John
> PDF pages 17 & 24
> Berkeley Tague says in 1978 he invited John to work with the USG.
> He wanted to come to Murray Hill for his sabbatical so it
> was a win/win situation.
> He spent two or three summers at Bell Labs over the years
> and supplied us with many of his graduate students
> for sabbaticals and permanent employment.
> What have been the professional highlights of your career?
> For myself, three sabbaticals at Bell Laboratories have
> been highlights.
> For my students, opportunities arose for employment at the
> Steve Jenkin, IT Systems and Design
> 0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
> PO Box 38, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
> mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au <mailto:sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au>
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