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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RE: His later works
by dnebdal on Thu 13th Oct 2011 13:27 UTC in reply to "His later works"
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The more-unix-than-unix Plan 9 and later Inferno OSes, mostly. I've never really used either, but they're interesting research projects; taking the unix "everything is a file"-idea much further and generally aiming for some extreme network transparency.

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