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nvteighen
October 13th, 2011, 08:41 PM
Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of UNIX and C, has died... apparently last Friday, but everyone is posting it today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15287391

My profund admiration for a man who helped to create two major milestones in computing history: UNIX and C.

karlson
October 13th, 2011, 08:54 PM
+1

Simian Man
October 13th, 2011, 08:57 PM
RIP Dennis Ritchie. He had an immeasurable impact on computing. It's too bad his death won't get the same attention Job's did when Ritchie was far more influential.

nvteighen
October 13th, 2011, 09:50 PM
RIP Dennis Ritchie. He had an immeasurable impact on computing. It's too bad his death won't get the same attention Job's did when Ritchie was far more influential.

True, but let's try to keep Jobs out of this thread.

HotCupOfJava
October 13th, 2011, 09:52 PM
RIP Dennis Ritchie. He had an immeasurable impact on computing. It's too bad his death won't get the same attention Job's did when Ritchie was far more influential.

Amen to that. Pretty much every OS in use today owes its existence to Ritchie's work in some way. RIP Dennis.

muteXe
October 13th, 2011, 10:10 PM
A very sad day for me.

Simian Man
October 13th, 2011, 11:15 PM
Amen to that. Pretty much every OS in use today owes its existence to Ritchie's work in some way.

Yep, also the 6 most used programming languages (http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html) are based on C.

juancarlospaco
October 14th, 2011, 12:02 AM
RIP
even TCP/IP born on that Unix

sammiev
October 14th, 2011, 12:11 AM
RIP Dennis Ritchie.

JupiterV2
October 14th, 2011, 04:36 AM
Dennis Ritchie, Brian Kernighan and Ken Thompson are, in our world, icons and idols. The modern world has much to thank Dennis for but alas 95% of the population has no idea the scope of his influence on what they take for granted each and every day. RIP Dennis.

DarkAmbient
October 14th, 2011, 08:09 AM
:(

RIP Dennis Ritchie

jon zendatta
October 14th, 2011, 05:25 PM
Farewell Dennis
:(

samjh
October 14th, 2011, 10:46 PM
main( )
{
printf("RIP, Dennis Ritchie");
}


1974-style C

RIP.

ofnuts
October 15th, 2011, 11:33 PM
main( )
{
printf("RIP, Dennis Ritchie");
}
1974-style C

RIP.
More like


printf("Goodbye, word!");

JDShu
October 16th, 2011, 02:34 AM
More like:

http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/rip-dmr.html (http://www.muppetlabs.com/%7Ebreadbox/rip-dmr.html)

Shehab Ahmed
October 18th, 2011, 06:13 AM
RIP Dennis Ritchie