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Author Topic: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011  (Read 2996 times)



CommonTater

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Re: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2011, 12:36:42 pm »
RIP, Dennis.

My condolences to family and friends.


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Re: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2011, 08:35:26 pm »
Probably Dennis Ritchie was more relevant to the Computer Science than Steve Jobs.
There is no way to do a "direct comparison", but I can live without an Iphone or an Ipad.

However who can live, today, without World Wide Web? And how was possible to achieve WWW without using UNIX? Without using C?
Think about it.

Thanks Dennis!!

Rafael


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Re: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2011, 02:06:05 am »

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Re: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2011, 06:01:44 pm »
He *is* ( and will last forever) the greatest!
Sadly people look for a nice exterior design, but don't care for the one who invented the wheel.......
(and is also happy to get trapped inside it, Jobs has been a dreamer, but he liked to kept carefully closed its products. The 'C' *is* the language of open software).

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Re: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2011, 11:29:20 pm »
I can't say it better than my Russian fellow coder.

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While Ritchie is physically died his works are immortal, sure. C is
one of the best languages ever invented by people, as well as UNIX API
is one of the best designs. Compare fopen() and CreateFile() calls.
How simple is the first one - any child can use it, and how
complicated is the second.
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Re: Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011
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