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Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 - October 9, 2011)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by jrm, Oct 13, 2011.

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    I don't even know what to say....

    Just wow... RIP man.
     
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    Now this is truly sad.
     
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    I meet Dennis once, maybe talked to him about 5 minutes. But he left a lasting impression on me about his love for simplicity and UNIX. Another one of my hero's is dead. My deepest condolences go out to his family and to the UNIX community.
     
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    R.I.P Dennis Ritchie.
     
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    First very iSad day, now this ... RIP.
     
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    RIP Dennis, your legacy is immense and indisputable.
     
  8. Beastie

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    What a loss! RIP Dennis Richie. My condolences to the family.
     
  9. SirDice

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    Has anyone confirmed it? I don't like jumping to conclusions after a single Google+ post by someone.
     
  10. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Not the worlds most reliable source but his wikipedia page has been updated too.

    Another sad day...
     
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    It's amazing how the ideas of a single man can change the entire world.
    Without your work, non of us would be here in this forum today.

    We really miss you, Dennis.
     
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    At only age 70. Like Jobs, too young.
     
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    Rob Pike is not "someone". He is a former coworker of Dennis who worked on UNIX and later Plan 9. I'm fairly confident he would not put this "out there" if it wouldn't be accurate.

    Here's a video on youtube with Penn & Teller meeting Rob Pike & Dennis Ritchie.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3149264509630913668
     
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    I am staring at The C Programming Language book with too many emotions now. R.I.P Dennis M. Ritchie
     
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    Farewell Mr.Ritchie, /* raises tankard */
    I wonder where would we be without your achievements?
     
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    Code:
    free(dmr);
    
     
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    Code:
    main()
    {
        printf("goodbye, world\n");
    }
     
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    It is sad to have found this out a couple of days later than when it really happened. Since learning how to program in 2005, C was the first language I learned and where I credit my grown interest in the discipline. I am not really that well versed with C as I took the jump to object oriented programming quite immediately though I have done some projects with C as well.
     
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    RIP!

    By the way, please don't even compare him to Steve Jobbs, and please have a more respect of death men.
     
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    Don't be sad, the people who he would have wanted to be remembered by are remembering. I'm sure he would have not wanted to be remembered by people who had no real understanding of what he did for our industry/hobby/passion.

    R.I.P
     
  24. UNIXgod

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    I couldn't agree with more with this sentiment.
     
  25. saxon3049

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    That is possibly the most worthy epitaph for him that I could ever read.