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Old 13th October 2011, 13:22   #1
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RIP Sir.

Your legacy will live on with us.
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Old 13th October 2011, 13:25   #2
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‎/* Author: Dennis Ritchie */
#include <stdio.h>
void main()
{
printf("Goodbye World!");
}



A guy from my office, gave this code snippet. I think its perfect.
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What's happening with all the good men...
RIP Sir, you made my career.
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Posted elsewhere and posting it here as well.

First Steve Jobs, then Jagjit Singh and now Dennis. Looks like God must be busy making some good music related product.

A real computer genius ! rip DR ! Without you C'ing us thru, world wouldnt be so programmed as today
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OMG!! A real sad news to start the day off. One of the saddest day in the history of Computer Science. RIP sir, you've changed the world.
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K&R C book was my bible for a long time. What a great mind! RIP
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To many who may not get it immediately - though that would be blasphemous. These images should bring back memories..

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Not just C - he pioneered Unix OS. RIP Sir.

PS:- Thanks for bringing this up. Almost missed this.
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RIP, Sir. You are one of the persons responsible for me being as now.
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Oh my God.
He also gone?

You came, quietly changed the world.
And left behind impossibly large shoes to fill.

The father of 'C' is no more. What a sad day!!!
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Whoa... this is sad news.

Unix gave me my second career. I taught myself, and man pages were resource number one. I always loved its methods and its philosophy, not to mention its straightforward and technically accurate documentation. This was computing, not marketing.

I wonder how many of those who are proclaiming the sainthood of Mr J will ever hear of Ritchie, and realise that the current Mac OS is down to him.

The true innovators pass unnoticed.
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RIP Sir !!

This is a very sad news. The man who pioneered programming is no more. The past one week has seen the sad demise of Steve Jobs, Jagjit Singh and now Dennis Ritchie. May their soul rest in peace.
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Some of his quotes that I always have written somewhere:

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.

When I read commentary about suggestions for where C should go, I often think back and give thanks that it wasn't developed under the advice of a worldwide crowd.
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RIP sir.

Jobs and Zuckerberg couldn't have built a damn thing without the foundation you helped build.
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Some of his quotes that I always have written somewhere:

UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.

C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.

When I read commentary about suggestions for where C should go, I often think back and give thanks that it wasn't developed under the advice of a worldwide crowd.
So very true.


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RIP sir.

Jobs and Zuckerberg couldn't have built a damn thing without the foundation you helped build.
It's hard to imagine a day in office without C and Unix...
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