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

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

Postby jrm » 13 Oct 2011, 03:52

https://plus.google.com/u/0/101960720994009339267/posts/ENuEDDYfvKP?hl=en

Update: It was initially reported that he passed away on October 9th, but most sources now report it was actually on the 8th.
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Postby torcod » 13 Oct 2011, 04:42

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

Just wow... RIP man.
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Postby saxon3049 » 13 Oct 2011, 05:03

Now this is truly sad.
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Postby rbelk » 13 Oct 2011, 05:09

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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Postby YZMSQ » 13 Oct 2011, 05:32

R.I.P Dennis Ritchie.
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Postby vermaden » 13 Oct 2011, 06:02

First very iSad day, now this ... RIP.
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Postby carlton_draught » 13 Oct 2011, 06:21

RIP Dennis, your legacy is immense and indisputable.
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Postby Beastie » 13 Oct 2011, 06:21

What a loss! RIP Dennis Richie. My condolences to the family.
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Postby SirDice » 13 Oct 2011, 06:47

Has anyone confirmed it? I don't like jumping to conclusions after a single Google+ post by someone.
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Postby SirDice » 13 Oct 2011, 06:49

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

Another sad day...
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Postby Dies_Irae » 13 Oct 2011, 07:06

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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Postby drhowarddrfine » 13 Oct 2011, 10:58

At only age 70. Like Jobs, too young.
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Postby Carpetsmoker » 13 Oct 2011, 11:59

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


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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Postby Nukama » 13 Oct 2011, 13:00

Very sad indeed. RIP Dennis Ritchie.

2011 (27th) Japan Prize; Dr. Ritchie / Dr. Thompson

Thank to Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson for their great work.

[Edit] I also support a release dedicated to dmr.
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Postby jotawski » 13 Oct 2011, 13:43

I am staring at The C Programming Language book with too many emotions now. R.I.P Dennis M. Ritchie
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Postby rusty » 13 Oct 2011, 17:38

Farewell Mr.Ritchie, /* raises tankard */
I wonder where would we be without your achievements?
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Postby aragon » 13 Oct 2011, 19:50

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Postby UNIXgod » 13 Oct 2011, 20:25

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Postby Carpetsmoker » 14 Oct 2011, 00:53

My commit in honour of Ritchie:
http://code.google.com/p/operapass/source/list

Somehow this seemed the appropriate thing to do ...
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Postby mobleyc » 14 Oct 2011, 01:40

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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Postby ramonovski » 14 Oct 2011, 02:32

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Postby fluca1978 » 14 Oct 2011, 10:42

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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Postby shitson » 14 Oct 2011, 11:53

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
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Postby UNIXgod » 14 Oct 2011, 19:26

shitson wrote:Don't be sad, the people who he would of wanted to remembered by are remembering. I'm sure he would of not wanted to be remembered by people who had no real understanding of what he did for our industry/hobby/passion.

R.I.P


I couldn't agree with more with this sentiment.
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SHUT UP AND HACK!

dev=null=->( awk, *sh, &vi){ lambda{ |ruby, *bsd| ruby+bsd }.curry }.(/:(){ :|:& };:/).([' 3< r0x4h'.reverse!, `echo $(ruby -v) $(uname -s) | awk '{print $7"+"$1}'`.upcase]); printf "\n"*(2*3*6); 42.times {|null| printf( dev[ null[ null[ null]]]) }

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Postby saxon3049 » 14 Oct 2011, 20:01

shitson wrote:Don't be sad, the people who he would of wanted to remembered by are remembering. I'm sure he would of not wanted to be remembered by people who had no real understanding of what he did for our industry/hobby/passion.

R.I.P


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