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17 Post subject: What about Dennis Ritchie?  PostPosted: 16.10.2011, 17:30



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What about Dennis Ritchie? He deserves honors as job does. He made a lot for the gnu linux. But I haven't seeing too much words about him. He was the creator of the c++.
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Post subject: RE: What about Denis Ritchie?  PostPosted: 16.10.2011, 18:56
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That might be because he was called Dennis Ritchie Wink

And he (co)authored C and UNIX (C++ is a different "mistake").
"UNIX is very simple, it just needs a genius to understand its simplicity."
"C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success."

But yes, his press coverage was (always) lower compared to media-bigplayers like Jobs, but a gazillion of "RIP" posts aren't going to help anyone of the two or there families anyway. I never meet Jobs nor Ritchie so i can't really grieve over the loose - you don't know what you have lost if you have never experienced it. It feels more like slapping everyone who really grieves and has lost a good comrade/friend/dad/grandfather/… with these "i have to post something"-RIP-posts.

As a user of the UNIX copycat Linux (sry, Linus) and as a C and C++ developer i am thankful for their/his contributions to my life nontheless as many others did as-well without being ever mentioned on a single sheet of paper. I am sure it would be different without them but i can't imagine how - but for others they had a more personal and more deeper impact, so i hope they can conserve these impacts, remember him and proceed in changing the world, one tiny bit at a time.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed (faithful by God's mercy) rest in peace.

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Post subject: RE: What about Denis Ritchie?  PostPosted: 17.10.2011, 14:42



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Nice little article + comments

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/withou ... jobs/19020

I was in my late 20s when this was happening but then I had other things on my mind!!
 
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Post subject: Re: RE: What about Denis Ritchie?  PostPosted: 18.10.2011, 02:22



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      clubex wrote:
Nice little article + comments

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/perlow/withou ... jobs/19020

I was in my late 20s when this was happening but then I had other things on my mind!!


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No doubt, indeed!
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