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RIP Dennis Ritchie

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Well, thanks for Unix, without which there wouldn't have been this Ubuntu box that I'm writing this on right now.
But thing is, I never learned C, because I could never get my head around pointers! Maybe I'm a little stupid? :)
Good choice! Stick with asm, it's better for you anyway...
added on the 2011-10-14 10:19:11 by hornet hornet
just don't deref NaN like Ritchie tried to...
added on the 2011-10-14 10:24:59 by shuffle2 shuffle2
Sure he will be much less mourned in the popular media than the other "computing genius", money does that.

Perhaps much less media attention, but no, he didn't pass away unnoticed. Just stumbled upon this in El País:
Dennis Richtie: Unix para todos, todos para Unix
added on the 2011-10-14 14:38:19 by svo svo
Hey hornet, how did you know that I liked asm???!! :)

By the way, are you in any way related to the hornet archive of oldskool demos that used to exist?
Kinda, it was named after me... ... ...
(read: "no")

Everyone likes asm ;)
added on the 2011-10-14 16:36:01 by hornet hornet
added on the 2011-10-14 17:27:47 by whizzter whizzter
this guy didn't invent C - it was Stebe Jobs who invented C. And the computer, and the microchip too!! Haven't you read all the articles floating around this week? How you dare...
added on the 2011-10-14 18:34:41 by iq iq
here's to a man who truly changed the world of computing! you'll be missed! ;(
added on the 2011-10-14 19:32:35 by giZMo^fr giZMo^fr
RIP dennis
added on the 2011-10-14 19:58:25 by bull bull
real programmers don't die, they get deallocated.
added on the 2011-10-14 20:15:40 by vectory vectory
rather derefferenced, since he is still in our memory and will be refferenced.
added on the 2011-10-14 20:19:45 by vectory vectory
well, you get the idea
added on the 2011-10-14 20:21:00 by vectory vectory
Dennis > Steve
added on the 2011-10-14 23:09:43 by trc_wm trc_wm
Sad news. But as long as we continue to code in C, he is still alive.

C and UNIX. What a legacy! And most people would never know who was this man!
added on the 2011-10-15 08:58:48 by ham ham
RIP dennis.
He did really great work.
I can't imagine a world without C and UNIX.
added on the 2011-10-15 14:57:09 by tomohiro tomohiro
y0 y0 y0 C changed my life anyway...

funny how some "businesman" Steve Jobs get more attention than ta real pi0wnerz


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