Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dennis Ritchie, Trailblazer in Digital Era, Dies at 70

He was the principal designer of the C programming language and co-developer of the Unix operating system, working closely with Ken Thompson,

The Unix operating system has similarly had a rich and enduring impact. Its free, open-source variant, Linux, powers many of the world’s data centers, like those at Google and Amazon, and its technology serves as the foundation of operating systems, like Apple’s iOS, in consumer computing devices.

“The tools that Dennis built — and their direct descendants — run pretty much everything today,” said Brian Kernighan


  1. C, UNIx,
  2. >AWk(Alfred Aho, Peter Weinberger, and Brian Kernighan. )
  3. S (John Chambers and (in earlier versions) Rick Becker and Allan Wilks of Bell Laboratories)
  4. ksh (David Korn @ Bell Labs)
  5. C++ (Bjarne Stroustrup starting in 1979 at Bell Labs)
, Bell Labs make great contribution in Computing in general

I have the honor of learning UNIX @Bell labs/Murry Hill in 1980 using the UNIX-PC , great time and meet all thes great people

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