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Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix (1941-2011)
Saturday, Oct 15, 2011, 4:49 PM
Linus Torvalds once said, in reference to the development of Linux, that he “had hoisted [himself] up on the shoulders of giants.” Among those giants, Dennis Ritchie (aka dmr) was likely the tallest. Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and co-developer of the Unix operating system, passed away on October 8 at the age of 70, leaving a legacy that casts a very long shadow.
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