[clug] 'Wired' on Dennis Ritchie
sjharnuts at longrides.org
Sun Oct 16 22:14:03 MDT 2011
On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 03:01:29PM +1100, Robert Edwards wrote:
> On 15/10/11 16:50, steve jenkin wrote:
> >Best article I've seen on dmr.
> >?It?s really hard to overstate how much of the modern information
> >economy is built on the work Dennis did.? [Rob Pike]
> >?There?s that line from Newton about standing on the shoulders of
> >giants,? says [Brian] Kernighan. ?We?re all standing on Dennis? shoulders.?
> I guess this list should contain at least a few more comments about the
> passing of dmr, who truly deserves our praise and gratitude.
> Kudos to you, Dennis. Your work will live on for generations to come.
I agree, the K&R book is still one of the best refernces I have ever read.
The language C and the unix system are still so incredibly useful and well
thought out. DMR gave us a lot of great work.
Steven Hanley sjh at svana.org http://svana.org/sjh/diary
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