Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies

October 13, 2011 at 11:19:04
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This is sad day for Unix and C people everywhere:

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/busines...

Mr. Ritchie was legendary as one of the authors (Along with Brian Kernighan) of the "C" programming language.

Even on this sad day, I still smile about this late 80's joke:

Q: How did "C" get it's name?
A: It's the grade that Brian Kernighan got in his compiler course.


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October 13, 2011 at 11:32:49
To have been one of the originators of Unix would have been fame enough, but that the same man also co-authored one of the most successful computer languages is almost unbelievable. Everyone's time comes, but Dennis Ritchie will be greatly missed.

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