Friday, October 14, 2011

Dennis Ritchie is dead

Known and remembered only by true programmers, the creator of the C programming language, Dennis Ritchie, has passed away, at the age of 70.

As a great fan of the C language myself, I'm deeply saddened by the news. C language shaped pretty much everything we have today in terms of programming, and almost everything we have today was written in C, and C is still the most widely used language. And C was released in 1973 – 38 years ago. So think about the importance of this man.

Rest in peace, Dennis. Your legacy will be eternal.