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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sakeniwefu
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2008-02-26

BTW... You don't need to go and point me to some OS written entirely in assembly OS or some self-hosting language... I'm sure they exist too.

You seem to have come to the wrong blog. This is the one where registered users have heard about MenuetOS and use DexOS as their desktop OS.

Dennis Ritchie deserves being remembered. He was but one of the many involved in early Unix, but these men were inventing everything we take for granted today.

UNIXv6 sources are like ancient poetry in that they lack the refination of more modern pieces, but have a wild purity that is just impossible to emulate.


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if (p->type!=LONG)
return(12);

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