Inventors Of Unix
and himself as the main people behind early
development. Other contributors mentioned there include R. H. Canaday (who participated in the design of the filesystem) and
(who gets the credit for inventing the name).
is usually recognised as the leader of the initiative and the #1 inventor of Unix.
gets the credit for
and was Thompson's main collaborator on the operating system.
was responsible for the inclusion of pipes.
wrote many of the early command line utilities, as well as YACC (
wrote nroff and troff (based on the design of an influential pre-Unix formatter, RUNOFF), which were essential to early Bell Labs adoption of Unix for internal use for patent filing.
!!!), based on the pre-UNIX
, and invented the important technique of on-the-fly interpretation of NDFAs (NonDeterministicFiniteAutomata
search, now widely adopted in text editors.
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