Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2011 00:28 UTC
General Unix Twitter is currently buzzing about the death of Dennis Ritchie, the visionary creator of UNIX and C, among other things. We hope it's just a false rumor. Story developing, we will be updating. Update: Unfortunately, it seems to be confirmed. Rob Pike, co-creator of the Plan 9 and Inferno OSes, who has worked with Ritchie in the past, and he's currently working for Google's GO language, posted this.
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Sad news
by demosthenese on Thu 13th Oct 2011 01:56 UTC
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K&R's classic text on C programming was the most elegant learn-to-code book ever written.

Many owe him a great debt of gratitude, myself included.

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