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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Farewell dmr, sweet dreams.
by burnttoys on Thu 13th Oct 2011 06:47 UTC
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Your contributions to software are legion.

Only a handful of people are in the same bracket as dmr - Ken Thompson, John McCarthy, Grace Hopper, Dave Cutler. There's probably more but my mind is elsewhere.

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