Dennis Ritchie has died
October 12, 2011 6:49 PM Subscribe
posted by grimjeer (242 comments total)
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According to breaking news
, Dennis Ritchie
, inventor of the C programming language, co-author with Brian Kernigham of the famous book
on it, and creator with Ken Thompson of the Unix operating system, has died.
Interview with Ritchie from 1999
Ritchie and Thompson were awarded the Asssociation for Computing Machinery's Turing Award in 1983
. Ritchie was awarded the IEEE Hamming Meda
l "for the origination of the UNIX operating system and the C programming language".