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  • deanjo
    started a topic Another pioneer passes away

    Another pioneer passes away

    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C language and UNIX, passed away today.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25232/De...d_C_Dead_at_70

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

  • drewsky
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    I know the C language, and like it very much! What's a great pity to the world...

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  • MaxDaniel
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    He was just like a pillar in the field of computers. His imagination made us proud.

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  • V!NCENT
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    Ah man, this sucks!

    In any case. AmigaOS is going to be revived in 200-400$/euro/pound PPC netbooks. Excelent articles for the interested:
    http://arstechnica.com/software/news...gaos41-ars.ars
    http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news...iga-part-1.ars

    The reason I'm stating the Amiga part is that the world still has hope for the good old spirit and hopefully new pioneers arrive at the spot that we can honor!

    PS: Crap! I meant to say dmr istead of rms

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  • PsynoKhi0
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    And a third: http://techcrunch.com/2011/10/24/cre...hy-dead-at-84/

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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Wouldn't that be better as: printf("goodbye world\n");
    Do you expect more output from rms? ;-)

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  • Hamish Wilson
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    printf("Goodbye, world");
    Wouldn't that be better as: printf("goodbye world\n");

    At any rate, rest in piece Ritchie. Your contribution to computing will long be remembered.

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  • V!NCENT
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    printf("Goodbye, world");

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  • lexa2
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    Guys, please, this thread is dedicated for Ritchie. Let's not discuss S.J. here. De mortuis aut bene aut nihil.

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  • efikkan
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    Jobs did "nothing" compared to Ritchie, the legacy from Ritchie has influenced almost every piece of software, at least the major ones.

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