Any serious programmer, and certainly any programmer who worked in the '80s or before, will know who Dennis Ritchie was. Amongst his many accomplishments: co-creator of UNIX, co-creator of the programming language “C”, and co-author of widely read and influential books. I never met Dennis, but I count him as one of the teachers who most impacted me.
Ritchie died this past weekend, after a long illness. Rob Pike, Ritchie's long-time friend made the announcement last night...
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