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RIP Dennis Ritchie

2011-10-13 13:47:00.099465+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Hmmm... Thought I'd said this here, but I guess not.

RT @genehack: Rob Pike reports on G+ that Dennis Ritchie has died: https://plus.google.com/u/0/10...09339267/posts/ENuEDDYfvKP?hl=en

As @_Baylink on my twitter stream commented, you're reading this served from a machine running Unix written in C.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-13 17:46:06.79525+00 by: Dan Lyke

Tim Bray on Dennis Ritchie

"Unix combines more obvious-in-retrospect engineering design choices than anything else I’ve seen or am likely to see in my lifetime."

This. Unix is elegant.

#Comment Re: made: 2011-10-14 12:53:29.432904+00 by: John Anderson

More from Rob Pike -- good background on the importance of C and UNIX (not probably needed for anybody here...)