Thursday October 13, 2016

Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, Has Died

Dennis Ritchie, the father of the C programming language and the co-developer of the Unix operating system, has passed away. Ritchie was 70. Thanks to everyone that sent this one in.

LINUS TORVALDS ONCE said, in reference to the development of Linux, that he "had hoisted [himself] up on the shoulders of giants." Among those giants, Dennis Ritchie (aka dmr) was likely the tallest. Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and co-developer of the Unix operating system passed away on October 8 at the age of 70, leaving a legacy that casts a very long shadow.

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