Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011

Kernighan and Ritchie _The C Programming Language_

K&R C is the finest programming language book ever published. Its terseness is a hallmark of the work of Dennis Ritchie; it says exactly what needs to be said, and nothing more.

Rest in Peace, Dennis Ritchie.

The first generation of computer pioneers are already gone. We're beginning to lose the second generation.