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[XForms] Dennis Ritchie is dead

From: Jens Thoms Toerring
Subject: [XForms] Dennis Ritchie is dead
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:32:56 +0200
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  this is a bit off-topic for this mailing list but
since XForms has it's root deeply both in Unix and C
please bear with me:

Dennis M. Ritchie, together with Ken Thompson one of
the "fathers" of Unix, the creator of C and co-author
(with Brian Kernighan) of probably one of the best
programming books ever, "The C Programming Language",
has died.

I think not only we as Unix and C programmers owe him
a real lot. There are very few people whose work, in a
positive sense, that much influenced my life - and rather
likely that of thousands and thousands of others - as his.
Learning and using C and Unix has been and still is an
immense source of fun to me.

My thoughts are with his family and friends.

                     Best regards, Jens
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