Don Libes

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Don Libes

Name: Don Libes

Born: 1958

Computer-related contributions

  • Computer scientist at NIST.
  • Performs computer science research on interoperability.
  • Designer of numerous implementations of STEP, a family of ISO standards and draft standards for product management.
  • Known as the person responsible for one of the earliest network-shared memory ports on UNIX and the first port of XINU on UNIX.
  • Creator of the public domain software Expect, used in automating and testing interactive applications such as telnet, ftp, passwd.

Significant publications

  • Exploring Expect: A Tcl-based Toolkit for Automating Interactive Programs (1995).
  • Obfuscated C and Other Mysteries (1993).
  • Life With UNIX: A Guide For Everyone (1989).