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Goodbye World!

  1. Oct 13, 2011 #1
    Dennis Ritchie died on the 8th, but I didn't find out until today. He created the C programming language.

    http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/dennis-ritchie/" [Broken]
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2011 #2
    Jimmy sorry for this loss. The tech world creators are getting hit real hard lately.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2011 #3
    was he the one that hacked the password authentication backdoor into the compiler so that it didn't show in the source code?
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 #4
    would that have been something like Richard Feynman leaving notes in a safe saying your security system sucks (paraphrase.)
     
  6. Oct 13, 2011 #5
    ok, i got over my laziness. it was thompson, not ritchie, but apparently i'm not the only one to make that mistake.

    http://scienceblogs.com/goodmath/2007/04/strange_loops_dennis_ritchie_a.php [Broken]
    http://cm.bell-labs.com/who/ken/trust.html [Broken]

    also, a blurb from the above about Ritchie:
     
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  7. Oct 13, 2011 #6
    Dennis Ritchie is the Feynman of Computer science.
    My wife has colleagues who have worked with him. Years back, I was told by them that Dennis Ritchie is one of the nicest people to ever work with.

    RIP Dennis.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 #7
    Sad news indeed.
     
  9. Oct 14, 2011 #8

    Borek

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    We should start a poll now - how many of PFers can see K&R without moving from the place they sit now?
     
  10. Oct 14, 2011 #9
    Good idea and I can see Poland from my back porch too. Give a shout out if you want a version in englishe. And why is Poland so clean!!!?? Poland has to be the cleanest place on the planet. The camping must be unbelivable.
    At one time Poland must have swung through my family's back yard. :smile:
    Thanks for all your help.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2011 #10
    Rest well Dennis Ritchie, and thank you for C.
     
  12. Oct 14, 2011 #11

    jhae2.718

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    :frown:
    RIP Dennis.

    Mine is about four feet away from me.
     
  13. Oct 14, 2011 #12

    rhody

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    Lacy,

    :rofl: That's a beauty...

    Rhody...
     
  14. Oct 14, 2011 #13

    Borek

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    Eight feet here. That's two of us.
     
  15. Oct 14, 2011 #14

    PAllen

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    I'm a laggard. Mine is 10 feet from where I sit now. However, at the other office I work out of, it is only 4 feet from where I sit (one copy is enough? No way.)
     
  16. Oct 14, 2011 #15

    berkeman

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    One foot away from my outstretched hand.

    RIP Dennis.
     
  17. Oct 14, 2011 #16

    Jonathan Scott

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    My copy of K&R is on the shelf beside me.

    I wrote a web browser for IBM mainframes mostly in C, although I usually work in other languages such as IBM's PL/X, PL/I and REXX. I've always been impressed at the neat and compact nature of C, although I frequently made mistakes, mostly caused by having fingers numbered 1 to 10 where Ritchie presumably had fingers 0 to 9 (or even 0 to 011).
     
  18. Oct 14, 2011 #17

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    I put my third copy on permanent loan to my employer's technical library. My first two copies? They walked. One walked with my permission (but it was supposed to come back, which it didn't), the other walked without my permission.


    RIP, dmr.
     
  19. Oct 14, 2011 #18
    i have a couple of C books, but no K&R :\
     
  20. Oct 14, 2011 #19
    This is an amazingly clever thread title.
     
  21. Oct 14, 2011 #20

    rhody

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    1Mile,

    Trust me when I say this, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_world_program" [Broken] and propeller heads get it.

    From his other half, Brian Kernigham.
    Rhody...
     
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