Dennis Ritchie RIP
"Via Rob Pike":https://plus.google.com/101960720994009339267/posts/ENuEDDYfvKP I learn that Dennis Ritchie has passed away. :(
Another big player in computer science has left us. What a sad two weeks this are.
It's non-exaggerated that without him and his C language, there would not be a Qt DevNet and we can talk together here.
May he rest in peace.
There's a nice writeup about him on Ars Technica "here.":http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2011/10/dennis-ritchie-the-giant-whose-shoulders-we-stand-on.ars
Truly a great loss. The amount of today's commonplace technology (which we take for granted) that has been built on the foundation of his work is mind boggling.
He really changed the computer science world.