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 book on C
by Dr.Mabuse on Fri 14th Oct 2011 00:08 UTC in reply to "His book on C"
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It is the only text book i completed without any effort.RIP Sir.

Yes, his 'C' book is magnificent. Too many computing books today are just filler, print outs of man pages or just waffle.

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