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Re: Dennis Ritchie deceased at the age of 70

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____/ cc on Thursday 13 Oct 2011 15:01 : \____

> On Oct 13, 6:55 am, Roy Schestowitz <newsgro...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> Without Dennis, there would be no Linux, BSD, Perl, or OS X.
>> Apple would possibly be bankrupt.
> I don't know if that's 100% correct, but you got the gist of it. It's
> not a stretch to say everything remotely "computer" related owes a
> debt of gratitude to C and by extension, Dennis Ritchie. It's a
> ubiquitous language which many other languages model themselves on
> (either taking the good parts of it or removing the bad, or both) in
> both language design and syntax.
>> The whole world is powered by C and UNIX/Linux. Dennis was a
>> low-profile, humble giant.
> Steve Jobs only indirectly affected me, but Dennis Ritchie had a huge
> impact on my life.
He has failed to teach Microsoft trolls how to write a simple "Hello 
World" program. Maybe they read BASIC books (not Microsoft's invention
by the way) and never C books.

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