Thursday, October 13, 2011
RIP Dennis Ritchie
It's safe to say that no programming language has had as big an impact on my career as C. It's also safe to say that no operating system has had as big an impact on my career as Unix. So for these reasons and many others it is sad to hear about the passing of Dennis Ritchie. I met him once, many years ago, when he visited the University and spoke about a range of things, including C and Plan 9. He was a great speaker, someone who helped shape the world we live in, and a nice man. Yet another sad day.