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George R [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, October 13, 2011
8 years ago13,152 views

Dennis Ritchie has died.

born: 1941-9-9
died: 2011-10-8

zdnet.com/news/dennis-ritchie- ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_R ...

Dennis was the creator of the C programming language and its first compiler. Much software today is written in C or C++. Many other computer languages have been influenced by the C language.

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie were the creators of the Unix operating system. Note that many of the popular operating systems and software tools today are either versions of Unix or clones of Unix. Other operating systems have copied or ported features or software from Unix.

Apparently Rob Pike has written about this. Unfortunately I am having trouble accessing his Google+ entry. If someone else can access it, I would appreciate their posting here extracts or a summary.
plus.google.com/u/0/1019607209 ...

   printf("goodbye Dennis");

George R [PersonRank 10]

8 years ago #

Lauren Weinstein on Dennis:
lauren.vortex.com/archive/0009 ...

Om [PersonRank 1]

8 years ago #

RIP Dennis

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