Geoff Collyer

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Geoff Collyer is a Canadian computer scientist. He is the senior author of C News, a protocol-neutral news transport, and the designer of NOV, the News Overview database (article index) used by all modern newsreaders.

He contributed the code that allowed to convert the Bourne Shell from using the non-portable sbrk() to a portable malloc() based implementation.[1][2]

In the past he worked as a Unix system programmer, but since 1994 he has been living on Plan 9. After 15 years at Bell Labs Research, he now works for Google.

The asteroid 129101 Geoffcollyer is named in his honour.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Bourne Shell project page
  2. ^ Geoff Collyers Homepage with publications

External links[edit]

  • Collyer, Geoff (10 June 2006). "Geoff Collyer". Collyer Enterprises. Retrieved 2006-06-17.