Dennis Ritchie를 추모하며

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Thompson & Ritchie (UNIX)와 Kernighan & Ritchie (C, K&R C)의 Dennis Ritchie ( )가 어제 돌아가셨네요. 아래는 NY Times의 부음기사입니다. 사진이 평상시보다 훨씬 깔끔하게 나왔네요. 상받으러 가시느라 수염정리를 했던 모양입니다. 소심하게…   고인의 명복을 빕니다.   Dennis Ritchie, Trailblazer in Digital Era, Dies at 70 By STEVE LOHR Dennis M. Ritchie, who helped shape the modern digital era by creating software tools that power things as diverse as search engines like Google and smartphones, was found dead on Wednesday at his home in Berkeley Heights, N.J. He was 70. Victoria Will/Associated Press Images for Japan Prize Foundation Dennis Ritchie received the 2011 Japan Prize in May. Mr. Ritchie, who lived alone, was in frail health in recent years after treatment for prostate cancer and heart disease, said his brother Bill. In the late 1960s and early ’70s, working at Bell Labs, Mr. Ritchie made a pair of lasting contributions to computer science. He was the principal designer of the C programming language and co-developer of the Unix operating system, working closely with Ken Thompson, his longtime Bell Labs collaborator. The C programming language, a shorthand of words, numbers and punctuation, is still widely used today, and successors like [...]