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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by twitterfire on Sat 15th Oct 2011 16:58 UTC
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any respectable OS not written in C or some of its descendants? Any BI, MAJOR, IMPORTANT piece of software not written in C or some of its descendants?

Weren't C and its descendants the most copied languages and the most inspiring?

(I'm counting as descendants at least C, C++, Objective C, C#, Java and Javascript and even GLSL and HLSL)

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