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Malcolm Douglas McIlroy (born 1932) is a mathematician, engineer, and programmer. As of 2019 he is an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. McIlroy is best known for having originally proposed Unix pipelines and developed several Unix tools, such as spell, diff, sort, join, graph, speak, and tr. He was also one of the pioneering researchers of macro processors and programming language extensibility. He participated in the design of multiple influential programming languages, particularly PL/I, SNOBOL, ALTRAN, TMG and C++.
Malcolm Douglas McIlroy
|Born||(1932-04-24)April 24, 1932|
Newburgh, New York
|Alma mater||Cornell University (B.S., 1954)|
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1959)
|Known for||Macros, Unix pipelines, Unix philosophy, software componentry, echo, diff, sort, join, RUNOFF, tr, Unix manual|
|Fields||Computer science, mathematics, engineering|
|Thesis||On the Solution of the Differential Equations of Conical Shells (1959)|
|Doctoral advisors||Eric Reissner|
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