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Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C Programming Language, Passed Away at Age 70

Dennis Ritchie, Creator of C Programming Language, Passed Away at Age 70

Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language, passed away at age 70 after a long illness. The renowned programming book, The C Programming Language, written by him and Brian Kernighan (more affectionately known as K&R) has been the de facto reference for the language for decades. Ritchie was also the co-creator of Unix, in collaboration with fellow Bell Labs researcher, Ken Thompson.

His contributions to computer science formed the bridgestone of modern computing. Issac Newton once wrote, "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." We and modern society at large mourn the passing of this important pioneer.

Source: Wired

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