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A great man who has had a massive influence on all our computing has passed. I'm sure geeks everywhere would offer their condolences to his family. Dennis Ritchie...
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- 10-13-2011 #1
R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie"I used to be with it, then they changed what it was.
Now what was it isn't it, and what is it is weird and scary to me.
It'll happen to you too."
The Fifth Continent
- 10-13-2011 #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2005
RIP Dennis Ritchie.
- 10-13-2011 #3
RIP Mr. Ritchie
The adventure of a life time.
Linux User #296285
- 10-14-2011 #4
- 10-14-2011 #5
RIP. Far too few people have recognized his accomplishments I think. I know a good dozen C programmers who dont even know who he is...
- 10-14-2011 #6
exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);linux user # 503963
- 10-17-2011 #7
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
K&R will live forever! Bless them both! My career would have gone nowhere fast without them I think.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 10-19-2011 #8
It's a shame that people don't know who he is. They mourn Steve Jobs' death, yet they don't care about Dennis because they don't know who REALLY made the Macintosh, and most of our embedded devices.
- 10-20-2011 #9
- 10-20-2011 #10
Thank you Dennis Ritchie - Without K&R C would have been much later in coming and C++ as well. The reason people idolize SJ is that he made billions - Last time i heard DR speak he was talking about streaming music (in the 80's). When the reporter asked how he was going to make any money doing that, he said "I don't care about that! I just want to listen to music"
RIP Great One!- Clouds don't crash - Bertrand Meyer
registered Linux user 393557
finally - hw to brag about - but next year it will look pitifully quaint:
Athlon64 X2 3800 - 1G PC3200 - 250G SATA - ati radeon x300