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digitalmars.D - RIP Dennis Ritchie

reply "Steven Schveighoffer" <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
Sad day :(

-Steve
Oct 13 2011
next sibling parent "Marco Leise" <Marco.Leise gmx.de> writes:
I didn't know who he was. I wasn't even born when the interesting works of  
his life were released.

He and Ken Thompson developed the first Unix and wrote the programmer's  
manual for it as well as the book "The C Programming Language" (now I know  
where Andrei got the name for his book: title[4]++;). Ritchie, Thompson  
and Brian W. Kernighan were the inventors of C.

Considering all that forked from there, their work is still getting a lot  
of attention. C is still a de facto standard for embedded systems or as a  
base syntax for other languages. Linux would not be what it is today if  
Linus had no Unix to give him the inspiration for the kernel.

Thanks for sharing, Steven.
Oct 13 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Olivier Pisano <olivier.pisano laposte.net> writes:
Le 13/10/11 21:47, Steven Schveighoffer a écrit :
 Sad day :(

 -Steve

Indeed. :(
Oct 13 2011
prev sibling next sibling parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 10/13/2011 12:47 PM, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:
 Sad day :(

Yes. I've only met him through email, but he's one of the greats, and certainly pretty much all my work derives from his. He's the shoulders of the giants.
Oct 13 2011
prev sibling parent Steve Teale <steve.teale britseyeview.com> writes:
On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:47:09 -0400, Steven Schveighoffer wrote:

 Sad day :(
 
 -Steve

And scary. He was only a year older than me. Steve
Oct 14 2011