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R.I.P Dennis Ritchie

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Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post.

He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the development of Unix. He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999.

"Ritchie's influence rivals Jobs's; it's just less visible," James Grimmelman observed on Twitter. "His pointer has been cast to void *; his process has terminated with exit code 0."

The news of Ritchie's death was first made public by way of Rob Pike's Google+.

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lywyre

Cyborg Agent
Dennis Ritchie's influence may not be visible, but is far more a greater influence than most of the digital wizards. A computer scientist in a true sense.
 

nims11

BIOS Terminator
RIP dennis ritchie.
He played an undisputable role in the evolution of computer programming.
 

silicon_fusion

Journeyman
This is 2 much man..The man who gave this world more than Jobs are not here,but people in the world donot know abut this.. :-(
Rest In peace Ritchie Sir
 
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