Dennis Ritchie

Dennis M. Ritchie
http://cm.bell-labs.co/who/dmr/

  • Worked on Unix in the early (pre-ATT) days. Wrote a significant portion of the Unix Programmer's Manual, First Edition.
  • Wrote technical paper on the Unix STREAMS I/O system.
  • Co-authored the white C Programming Language book along with Brian Kernighan.

A man who changed the world with very few knowing who he was or that he ever existed. The world is a lesser place without him.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

int main (int argc, const char **argv)
{
   printf ("Goodbye Dennis.\n");
   exit(EXIT_SUCCESS);
}

JHJL We need a "Like" button ;) Would we have had Tcl without the foundations laid by this great pioneer of our craft?


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Fabricio Rocha 17 Oct 2011 - (Like) as well. Simple and meaningful homage. So sad to know about his death.