[TUHS] PWB - what is the history?

Rudi Blom rudi.j.blom at gmail.com
Thu May 17 14:37:17 AEST 2018

>Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 10:05:24 -0400
>From: Doug McIlroy <doug at cs.dartmouth.edu>
>To: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
>Cc: lorinda.cherry at gmail.com
>Subject: Re: [TUHS] PWB - what is the history?
>Message-ID: <201805161405.w4GE5OeJ012025 at coolidge.cs.Dartmouth.EDU>
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>They were in WWB (writers workbench) not PWB (programmers workbench).
>WWB was a suite of Unix programs, organized by Nina MacDonald of USG.
>It appeared in various Unix versions, including research v8-v10.
>Lorinda Cherry in research wrote most of the basic tools in WWB,

I see Ms. Cherry also has a wiki page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorinda_Cherry which  has "Cherry raced
rally cars as a hobby".

and the page contains a link to an interesting document which brings
us back to the PWB
 "A Research UNIX Reader:
 Annotated Excerpts from the Programmer’s Manual,
 M. Douglas McIlroy"

- uncle rubl

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