Like Tree28Likes

Dennis M. Ritchie

This is a discussion on Dennis M. Ritchie within the General Discussions forums, part of the Community Boards category; Found out from twitter that dmr passed away....

  1. #1
    ... kermit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    1,528

    Dennis M. Ritchie

    Found out from twitter that dmr passed away.

  2. #2
    Third Eye Babkockdood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    352
    https://plus.google.com/u/2/10196072...EDDYfvKP?hl=en

    Yep. RIP dmr, one of the most influential computer scientists to ever live. You will be missed.
    Salem likes this.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Jargon File
    Microsoft Windows - A thirty-two bit extension and graphical shell to a sixteen-bit patch to an eight-bit operating system originally coded for a four-bit microprocessor which was written by a two-bit company that can't stand one bit of competition.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    2,300
    a sad day in computer science indeed

  4. #4
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    That really is sad. Shame there was nothing on the BBC News. Lots on Steve Jobs, but not a mention of dmr?

  5. #5
    Super Moderator VirtualAce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    9,590
    Very sad indeed. Extremely intelligent computer scientist - genius in my book. Probably more than half the reason any of us have a job or anything to talk about on this forum.

  6. #6
    ATH0 quzah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    14,826
    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualAce View Post
    or anything to talk about on this forum.
    I know I sure wouldn't!


    Quzah.
    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.

  7. #7
    Registered User manasij7479's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kolkata@India
    Posts
    2,498
    this forum
    This forum probably wouldn't even exist...
    Manasij Mukherjee | gcc-4.8.2 @Arch Linux
    Slow and Steady wins the race... if and only if :
    1.None of the other participants are fast and steady.
    2.The fast and unsteady suddenly falls asleep while running !



  8. #8
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    Quote Originally Posted by manasij7479 View Post
    This forum probably wouldn't even exist...
    [alternate-reality]pascalboard.pascal-programming.com[/alternate-reality]

    ...shudders....

  9. #9
    Programming Wraith GReaper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Greece
    Posts
    1,620
    OMG! I didn't know!...

    Rest in Peace dmr... I really wish I'd met the guy who built a programming language that influenced my entire life!...

    Respect!...
    Salem and VirtualAce like this.
    Devoted my life to programming...

  10. #10
    C++まいる!Cをこわせ! Elysia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    22,452
    Not the greatest of pioneers in my opinion, but nevertheless...
    Rest in peace. At least you created something positive in the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

  11. #11
    &TH of undefined behavior Fordy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Posts
    5,789
    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Not the greatest of pioneers in my opinion, but nevertheless...
    Rest in peace. At least you created something positive in the world.
    Ever the iconoclast, huh?


  12. #12
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    142
    I think I wrote more lines of text in C than in my native language. Maybe I am over-stretching it a bit, but if I remove stuff that I wrote during my schooling days I am definitely positive about it. So what can I say? RIP, Mr. Dennis M Ritchie.

    PS, Wikipedia states he died 5 days ago!?! Isn't Twitter invented precisely because to keep us all up to date with everything that's going on?
    Last edited by idelovski; 10-13-2011 at 09:05 AM.

  13. #13
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,412
    RIP Dennis.
    Dammit!
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

  14. #14
    Registered User whiteflags's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    7,638
    From ashes to ashes, dust to dust, into the earth with one big thrust!

    Seriously, though: If it weren't for this thread, I might not have known so thanks kermit. I doubt I would find programming so interesting if it weren't for C given my history, so I owe DMR a lot myself.

  15. #15
    C++ Witch laserlight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    21,451
    Quote Originally Posted by idelovski
    Wikipedia states he died 5 days ago!?!
    I am now much more confident that this is not a hoax, but the reports are still sketchy, including concerning the exact date of his alleged passing. ZDNet's article quotes a statement by Jeong Kim, president of Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, but I have not actually seen the statement published by Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs.
    whiteflags likes this.
    C + C++ Compiler: MinGW port of GCC
    Version Control System: Bazaar

    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. Kernighan and Ritchie: Gods
    By Vespasian in forum Programming Book and Product Reviews
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-25-2011, 11:41 PM
  2. Kernighan and Ritchie confusion
    By suchthefool in forum C Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-06-2011, 10:16 AM
  3. Kerningham Ritchie - example query
    By aynzoya in forum C Programming
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-20-2009, 12:25 PM
  4. doubt about kernighan and ritchie excercise 1-12
    By afol_1 in forum C Programming
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-05-2009, 06:31 PM
  5. Kernighan & Ritchie's vengance
    By "%s", username in forum C Programming
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-07-2004, 12:01 AM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21