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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His later works
by WorknMan on Thu 13th Oct 2011 03:34 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

What was he up to for the last 20-30 years? He was blazing a trail back in the early 70's, but I haven't heard of anything he's done from the 80's and beyond.

Not saying that he's done nothing... just that I don't know what he did after working on C and Unix.

Edited 2011-10-13 03:35 UTC

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RE: His later works
by dnebdal on Thu 13th Oct 2011 13:27 in reply to "His later works"
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2008-08-27

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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