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Robert C. Pike (born 1956) is a Canadian software engineer and author. He is best known for his work at Bell Labs, where he was a member of the Unix team and was involved in the creation of the Plan 9 from Bell Labs and Inferno operating systems, as well as the Limbo programming language.

He also co-developed the Blit graphical terminal for Unix; before that he wrote the first window system for Unix in 1981. Pike was the applicant for AT&T patent number 4555775 or "backing store patent" that is part of the X graphic system protocol. Pike was once a prominent proponent of software patents.

Over the years Pike has written many text editors; sam and acme are the most well known and are still in active use and development.

Pike, with Brian Kernighan, is the co-author of The Practice of Programming and The Unix Programming Environment. With Ken Thompson he is the co-creator of UTF-8. Pike also developed lesser systems such as the vismon program for displaying images of faces of email authors.

Pike also appeared once on The Late Show with David Letterman, as a technical assistant to the comedy duo Penn and Teller.

As a joke Pike claimed to have won the 1980 Olympic silver medal in Archery; however, Canada boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics.

Pike is married to Renée French, and currently works for Google, where he was involved in the creation of the programming language Go.
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Total Books: 6
Places of Power The Aesthetics of Technology
The Practice of Programming
1999 - The Practice of Programming (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780201615869
ISBN-10: 020161586X
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

L'Environnement de programmation UNIX
1992 - L'environnement De Programmation Unix (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782729601300
ISBN-10: 2729601309

The UNIX Programming Environment
1984 - The Unix Programming Environment (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780139376818
ISBN-10: 013937681X
Genre: Computers & Technology
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Unix Programming Environment
1984 - Unix Programming Environment [Prentice-Hall software series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780139376993
ISBN-10: 0139376992
Genres: Computers & Technology, Substores

The Inferno Programming Book An Introduction to Programming for the Inferno Distributed System