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Dennis Ritchie of C and Unix has left us

 
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Found this article while googling on the net.

http://www.neowin.net/news/dennis-ritchie-creator-of-c-and-co-creator-of-unix-dies

On one occassion at a local public library, I still was able to see his book regarding
C Programming Language. Its a little old and pages were dilapidated but nevertheless
the insight is still there.

Not sure if this is true but it saddens me as another great mind past away.
 
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Mark Reyes wrote:On one occassion at a local public library, I still was able to see his book regarding
C Programming Language. Its a little old and pages were dilapidated but nevertheless
the insight is still there.

All i have to do is look up and I see a copy on my bookshelf with my scribbles in the margin.
 
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Is there any seasoned programmer who does not have a copy of Ritchie's book? RIP, Dennis.
 
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it was the first programming book I got, and it was a present, I still remember the orange corner that huighlighted the printf formats
 
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Apparently his passing has led to a run on his book at Amazon:

 
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He has had a profound influence on software development and computers that we still see every day.

Java and many other programming languages have been profoundly influenced by the C programming language and Unix-like operating systems are everywhere.

RIP Dennis Ritchie.
 
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Yeah, its true then...

He might not be around but his works will always stay....*not many* use C right now but some languages traces its root on C.

RIP Dennis!
 
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Lots of people use C.
 
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Mark Reyes wrote:*not many* use C right now

You need to get out more. C is in very wide-spread use still. Very wide-spread.
 
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Mark Reyes wrote:... some languages traces its root on C.

C has had an enormous influence on many programming languages. Almost all really big programming languages, such as Objective-C, C++, Java, JavaScript, Scala, C#, PHP, Perl and many others all have their roots in C.

Likewise Unix that he was one of the co-inventors of: Unix-like operating systems are found today in many different devices, from mobile phones (Android) to laptops (Apple's OS X) to the biggest supercomputers. And a large part of the Internet runs on Linux, which was ofcourse also very much influenced by Unix.

So, his work is really everywhere.
 
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Jesper de Jong wrote:So, his work is really everywhere.

 
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You need to get out more. C is in very wide-spread use still. Very wide-spread.


Oopsie.... I mean in the current marketplace where I am in...

P.S
- should have explained why I place * in my statement....
 
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Ah, I remember reading his C programming book as a student! Very good book.

C is still used a lot in low level programming. I am using it at the moment.

Condolences
 
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