Geoff Collyer

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Geoff Collyer is a Canadian computer scientist. [1] 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. [2] [3] [4]

He contributed the code that allowed to convert the Bourne Shell from using the non-portable sbrk() to a portable malloc() based implementation.[5] [6] [7]

In the past he worked as a Unix system programmer, but since 1994 he has been living on Plan 9. [8]

The asteroid 129101 Geoffcollyer is named in his honor. [9]

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  • modified V7 shell source
  • modified V9 shell source
  • recent Plan 9 kernel source
  • Geoff Collyer and Henry Spencer (1987). News Need Not Be Slow.
  • Mark Linimon (1994). C News Frequently Asked Questions.
  • C News source code
  • Collyer, Geoff (6 September 2017). "Geoff Collyer". Collyer Enterprises. Retrieved 2017-09-06.