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C Coding, Unix Creator Dennis Ritchie Dies
Posted on October 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm by nova
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Pioneering computer scientist Dennis Ritchie has died after a long illness.
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Posted by Tibor on October 24, 2011 at 3:22 pm
Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language and co-developed the Unix operating system. Before C and Unix came along, the computer world was fragmented in a way that’s hard to imagine - there was no such thing as software written to run on a variety of computers. Everything was custom-coded for its particular platform, and every platform had wildly different standards for such fundamental things as “how big is a byte?”.
Thank you Dennis Ritchie for your global efforts!
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