[OT] Dennis Ritchie dies at 70

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  1. markspace

    markspace Guest

    Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today’s modern world of
    computing, has died. He was 70.

    Ritchie’s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.

    <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
     
    markspace, Oct 13, 2011
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  2. markspace

    Roedy Green Guest

    On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace <-@.> wrote, quoted or
    indirectly quoted someone who said :

    >Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today’s modern world of
    >computing, has died. He was 70.


    UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a
    genius to understand the simplicity.
    ~ Dennis Ritchie 1941-09-09 2011-10-08
    --
    Roedy Green Canadian Mind Products
    http://mindprod.com
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    e.g. open the task editor, find and kill some processes.
     
    Roedy Green, Oct 14, 2011
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  3. On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace wrote:

    > Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    > Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today’s modern world of
    > computing, has died. He was 70.
    >
    > Ritchie’s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    > president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >
    > <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-

    pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>

    I think these obits say a little more......

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/13/dennis_ritchie/
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/13/dennis_ritchie_obituary/


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    gregorie. | Essex, UK
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    Martin Gregorie, Oct 14, 2011
    #3
  4. markspace

    Tom Anderson Guest

    On Fri, 14 Oct 2011, rossum wrote:

    > On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace <-@.> wrote:
    >
    >> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today¢s modern world of
    >> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>
    >> Ritchie¢s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>
    >> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>

    >
    > #include <stdio.h>
    >
    > int main(void)
    > {
    > printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    > return 0;
    > }


    A patch for atheists:

    --- dmr.c 2011-10-14 14:24:07.535509060 +0100
    +++ dmr2.c 2011-10-14 14:24:31.291128788 +0100
    @@ -3,5 +3,5 @@
    int main(void)
    {
    printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    - return 0;
    + exit(0);
    }

    tom

    --
    Programming is a skill best acquired by practice and example rather than
    from books -- Alan Turing
     
    Tom Anderson, Oct 14, 2011
    #4
  5. 14.10.2011 16:26, Tom Anderson kirjoitti:
    > On Fri, 14 Oct 2011, rossum wrote:
    >
    >> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace <-@.> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today¢s modern world of
    >>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>>
    >>> Ritchie¢s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>>
    >>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
    >>>

    >>
    >> #include <stdio.h>
    >>
    >> int main(void)
    >> {
    >> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >> return 0;
    >> }

    >
    > A patch for atheists:
    >
    > --- dmr.c 2011-10-14 14:24:07.535509060 +0100
    > +++ dmr2.c 2011-10-14 14:24:31.291128788 +0100
    > @@ -3,5 +3,5 @@
    > int main(void)
    > {
    > printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    > - return 0;
    > + exit(0);
    > }
    >
    > tom
    >


    #include <stdio.h>

    main()
    {
    printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    exit(0);
    }
     
    Donkey Hottie, Oct 14, 2011
    #5
  6. markspace

    B1ll Gat3s Guest

    On 13/10/2011 8:40 PM, Martin Gregorie wrote:
    > On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace wrote:
    >
    >> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today’s modern world of
    >> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>
    >> Ritchie’s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>
    >> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-

    > pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
    >
    > I think these obits say a little more......
    >
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/13/dennis_ritchie/
    > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/13/dennis_ritchie_obituary/


    None of these links say what actually got him. Was it just old age? 70's
    a *touch* young for that, though.

    --
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD VMM(01)
    00010E36. The current application will be terminated.

    * Press any key to terminate the current application.
     
    B1ll Gat3s, Oct 14, 2011
    #6
  7. markspace

    markspace Guest

    On 10/14/2011 1:59 PM, B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    > None of these links say what actually got him. Was it just old age? 70's
    > a *touch* young for that, though.
    >



    I uh, happen to be connected to this world wide information network,
    which allows me to look up information about things. You should look
    into getting one yourself.

    <http://www.google.com/search?q=dennis+ritchie+cause+of+death>

    "Dennis Ritchie, 70, a computer scientist who changed modern technology
    by writing an elegantly simple computer programming language, was found
    dead at his home in Murray Hill, N.J., his former colleague Rob Pike said.

    "Pike received word Oct. 12 that Dr. Ritchie’s body had been discovered
    last weekend. A cause of death was not immediately available."


    So there you go. Unknown, not immediately available. He was found dead
    in his home.
     
    markspace, Oct 14, 2011
    #7
  8. markspace

    B1ll Gat3s Guest

    On 14/10/2011 5:13 PM, markspace wrote:
    > On 10/14/2011 1:59 PM, B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    >> None of these links say what actually got him. Was it just old age? 70's
    >> a *touch* young for that, though.

    >
    > I uh, happen to be connected to this world wide information network,
    > which allows me to look up information about things. You should look
    > into getting one yourself.
    >
    > <http://www.google.com/search?q=dennis+ritchie+cause+of+death>


    You don't think I tried that sort of thing? But I got no answer.

    > "Pike received word Oct. 12 that Dr. Ritchie’s body had been discovered
    > last weekend. A cause of death was not immediately available."


    And apparently neither did you.

    --
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD VMM(01)
    00010E36. The current application will be terminated.

    * Press any key to terminate the current application.
     
    B1ll Gat3s, Oct 14, 2011
    #8
  9. On 10/14/2011 9:53 AM, Donkey Hottie wrote:
    > 14.10.2011 16:26, Tom Anderson kirjoitti:
    >> On Fri, 14 Oct 2011, rossum wrote:
    >>> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace<-@.> wrote:
    >>>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >>>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today’s modern world of
    >>>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>>>
    >>>> Ritchie’s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >>>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>>>
    >>>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> #include<stdio.h>
    >>>
    >>> int main(void)
    >>> {
    >>> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >>> return 0;
    >>> }

    >>
    >> A patch for atheists:
    >>
    >> --- dmr.c 2011-10-14 14:24:07.535509060 +0100
    >> +++ dmr2.c 2011-10-14 14:24:31.291128788 +0100
    >> @@ -3,5 +3,5 @@
    >> int main(void)
    >> {
    >> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >> - return 0;
    >> + exit(0);
    >> }
    >>
    >> tom
    >>

    >
    > #include<stdio.h>
    >
    > main()
    > {
    > printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    > exit(0);
    > }


    Implicit type. Tsk tsk.

    Arne
     
    Arne Vajhøj, Oct 14, 2011
    #9
  10. markspace

    Lew Guest

    On Friday, October 14, 2011 2:22:27 PM UTC-7, B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    > On 14/10/2011 5:13 PM, markspace wrote:
    > > On 10/14/2011 1:59 PM, B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    > >> None of these links say what actually got him. Was it just old age? 70's
    > >> a *touch* young for that, though.

    > >
    > > I uh, happen to be connected to this world wide information network,
    > > which allows me to look up information about things. You should look
    > > into getting one yourself.
    > >
    > > <http://www.google.com/search?q=dennis+ritchie+cause+of+death>

    >
    > You don't think I tried that sort of thing? But I got no answer.


    No, we don't.

    > > "Pike received word Oct. 12 that Dr. Ritchie’s body had been discovered
    > > last weekend. A cause of death was not immediately available."

    >
    > And apparently neither did you.


    But he did. He got that the cause of death is not available. That *is* ananswer!

    --
    Lew
     
    Lew, Oct 14, 2011
    #10
  11. markspace

    B1ll Gat3s Guest

    On 14/10/2011 6:44 PM, Lew wrote:
    > On Friday, October 14, 2011 2:22:27 PM UTC-7, B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    >> On 14/10/2011 5:13 PM, markspace wrote:
    >>> <http://www.google.com/search?q=dennis+ritchie+cause+of+death>

    >>
    >> You don't think I tried that sort of thing? But I got no answer.

    >
    > No, we don't.


    Then you're wrong.

    >>> "Pike received word Oct. 12 that Dr. Ritchie’s body had been discovered
    >>> last weekend. A cause of death was not immediately available."

    >>
    >> And apparently neither did you.

    >
    > But he did.


    No he didn't.

    > He got that the cause of death is not available. That *is* an answer!


    No it isn't.

    --
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD VMM(01)
    00010E36. The current application will be terminated.

    * Press any key to terminate the current application.
     
    B1ll Gat3s, Oct 15, 2011
    #11
  12. rossum wrote:
    > On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace <-@.> wrote:
    >
    > >Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    > >Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today???s modern world of
    > >computing, has died. He was 70.
    > >
    > >Ritchie???s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    > >president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    > >
    > ><http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>

    >
    > #include <stdio.h>
    >
    > int main(void)
    > {
    > printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    > return 0;
    > }


    main() {
    printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    return 0;
    /* Atheists use
    exit(0);
    */
    }

    --

    "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic." Dr Leonard McCoy <>
    "I'm a mechanic, not a doctor." Volker Borchert <>
     
    Volker Borchert, Oct 15, 2011
    #12
  13. Arne Vajh??j wrote:
    > Implicit type. Tsk tsk.


    GOD is REAL unless declared INTEGER.

    --

    "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic." Dr Leonard McCoy <>
    "I'm a mechanic, not a doctor." Volker Borchert <>
     
    Volker Borchert, Oct 15, 2011
    #13
  14. markspace

    Tom Anderson Guest

    On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Volker Borchert wrote:

    > rossum wrote:
    >> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace <-@.> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today???s modern world of
    >>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>>
    >>> Ritchie???s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>>
    >>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>

    >>
    >> #include <stdio.h>
    >>
    >> int main(void)
    >> {
    >> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >> return 0;
    >> }

    >
    > main() {
    > printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    > return 0;
    > /* Atheists use
    > exit(0);
    > */
    > }


    At least put that in an IFDEF!

    tom

    --
    Rip and tear your guts! You are huge! That means you have huge guts! Rip
    and tear! -- The Doomguy
     
    Tom Anderson, Oct 15, 2011
    #14
  15. 15.10.2011 01:09, Arne Vajhøj kirjoitti:
    > On 10/14/2011 9:53 AM, Donkey Hottie wrote:
    >> 14.10.2011 16:26, Tom Anderson kirjoitti:
    >>> On Fri, 14 Oct 2011, rossum wrote:
    >>>> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace<-@.> wrote:
    >>>>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >>>>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today’s modern
    >>>>> world of
    >>>>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ritchie’s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong
    >>>>> Kim,
    >>>>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> #include<stdio.h>
    >>>>
    >>>> int main(void)
    >>>> {
    >>>> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >>>> return 0;
    >>>> }
    >>>
    >>> A patch for atheists:
    >>>
    >>> --- dmr.c 2011-10-14 14:24:07.535509060 +0100
    >>> +++ dmr2.c 2011-10-14 14:24:31.291128788 +0100
    >>> @@ -3,5 +3,5 @@
    >>> int main(void)
    >>> {
    >>> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >>> - return 0;
    >>> + exit(0);
    >>> }
    >>>
    >>> tom
    >>>

    >>
    >> #include<stdio.h>
    >>
    >> main()
    >> {
    >> printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    >> exit(0);
    >> }

    >
    > Implicit type. Tsk tsk.
    >
    > Arne
    >
    >


    The point was K&R C

    main()
    int argc;
    char *argv[];
    {
    printf("<S>\n");
    exit(0);
    }
     
    Donkey Hottie, Oct 15, 2011
    #15
  16. markspace

    Lew Guest

    B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    > Lew wrote:
    >> B1ll Gat3s wrote:
    >>> markspace wrote:
    >>>> <http://www.google.com/search?q=dennis+ritchie+cause+of+death>
    >>>
    >>> You don't think I tried that sort of thing? But I got no answer.

    >>
    >> No, we don't.

    >
    > Then you're wrong.
    >
    >>>> "Pike received word Oct. 12 that Dr. Ritchie’s body had been discovered
    >>>> last weekend. A cause of death was not immediately available."
    >>>
    >>> And apparently neither did you.

    >>
    >> But he did.

    >
    > No he didn't.
    >
    >> He got that the cause of death is not available. That *is* an answer!

    >
    > No it isn't.


    'Palin becomes frustrated with this, insisting that he paid for an argument, and "an argument is an intellectual process, while contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other person says."'
    <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Argument_Sketch>

    --
    Lew
    It's being=hit-on-the-head lessons in here.
     
    Lew, Oct 15, 2011
    #16
  17. Tom Anderson wrote:
    > On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Volker Borchert wrote:
    >
    > > rossum wrote:
    > >> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace <-@.> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    > >>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today???s modern world of
    > >>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    > >>>
    > >>> Ritchie???s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    > >>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    > >>>
    > >>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
    > >>
    > >> #include <stdio.h>
    > >>
    > >> int main(void)
    > >> {
    > >> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    > >> return 0;
    > >> }

    > >
    > > main() {
    > > printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    > > return 0;
    > > /* Atheists use
    > > exit(0);
    > > */
    > > }

    >
    > At least put that in an IFDEF!


    Combined with <> we have now

    main(argc, argv)
    int argc;
    char *argv[];
    {
    printf("Goodbye, World.\n");

    #ifdef ATHEIST
    exit(0);
    #else
    return 0;
    #endif
    }

    Can this be agreed upon?

    --

    "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic." Dr Leonard McCoy <>
    "I'm a mechanic, not a doctor." Volker Borchert <>
     
    Volker Borchert, Oct 15, 2011
    #17
  18. markspace

    B1ll Gat3s Guest

    On 15/10/2011 11:54 AM, Lew wrote:
    > 'Palin becomes frustrated with this, insisting that he paid for an
    > argument, and "an argument is an intellectual process, while
    > contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of anything the other
    > person says."'


    Cute.

    The fact remains that I still don't know his cause of death, and all the
    claiming that "I got an answer" won't change the fact that in reality I
    still don't know.

    --
    A fatal exception 0E has occurred at 0028:C0011E36 in VXD VMM(01)
    00010E36. The current application will be terminated.

    * Press any key to terminate the current application.
     
    B1ll Gat3s, Oct 15, 2011
    #18
  19. markspace

    Arne Vajhøj Guest

    On 10/15/2011 5:27 AM, Volker Borchert wrote:
    > rossum wrote:
    >> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace<-@.> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today???s modern world of
    >>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>>
    >>> Ritchie???s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>>
    >>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>

    >>
    >> #include<stdio.h>
    >>
    >> int main(void)
    >> {
    >> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >> return 0;
    >> }

    >
    > main() {
    > printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    > return 0;
    > /* Atheists use
    > exit(0);
    > */
    > }


    #ifdef

    Arne
     
    Arne Vajhøj, Oct 16, 2011
    #19
  20. markspace

    Arne Vajhøj Guest

    On 10/15/2011 2:12 PM, Volker Borchert wrote:
    > Tom Anderson wrote:
    >> On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Volker Borchert wrote:
    >>
    >>> rossum wrote:
    >>>> On Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:20:00 -0700, markspace<-@.> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Dennis Ritchie, whose work creating the C programming language and the
    >>>>> Unix operating system became the cornerstone of today???s modern world of
    >>>>> computing, has died. He was 70.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Ritchie???s death was announced Wednesday in a staff memo from Jeong Kim,
    >>>>> president of Bell Labs, where Ritchie worked from 1967 to 2007.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> <http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-computer-pioneer-dies-at-70/?tsp=1>
    >>>>
    >>>> #include<stdio.h>
    >>>>
    >>>> int main(void)
    >>>> {
    >>>> printf("Goodbye, world.\n");
    >>>> return 0;
    >>>> }
    >>>
    >>> main() {
    >>> printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    >>> return 0;
    >>> /* Atheists use
    >>> exit(0);
    >>> */
    >>> }

    >>
    >> At least put that in an IFDEF!

    >
    > Combined with<> we have now
    >
    > main(argc, argv)
    > int argc;
    > char *argv[];
    > {
    > printf("Goodbye, World.\n");
    >
    > #ifdef ATHEIST
    > exit(0);
    > #else
    > return 0;
    > #endif
    > }
    >
    > Can this be agreed upon?


    K&R style arguments is a brilliant idea for this!

    Arne
     
    Arne Vajhøj, Oct 16, 2011
    #20
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