Robert Pike

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Robert Pike

Name: Robert C. Pike

Born: 1956

Computer-related contributions

  • Canadian software engineer and author.
  • Known for his work at Bell Labs and for his involvement in the creation of the Plan 9 from Bell Labs and Inferno operating systems.
  • Helped develop the Limbo programming language.
  • Co-developed the Blit graphical terminal for Unix.
  • Sole inventor of X graphic system protocol.
  • Has written many text editors; sam and acme are the most well known and are still in active use and development.

Significant publications

  • The Practice of Programming (1999).
  • The Unix Programming Environment (1984).