Lorinda Cherry

Lorinda Cherry. Bell Labs, unix, macros.

Lorinda Cherry, 2019.

Lorinda Cherry is a computer scientist best known for her work on the Unix operating system at Bell Labs. She worked on several Unix mathematical tools such as the desk calculator language (dc) as well as typesetting tools TeX and eqn which were used for publishing mathematical formulae. She also contributed to the Plan 9 operating system as well as the ms macro package for TROFF — Unix’s document formatting program. Cherry is the recipient of the Pioneer in Tech Award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).