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LinuxWorld: The future according to Dennis Ritchie

Dec 05, 2000, 00:16 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Danny Kalev)

"There are few names in computing bigger than that of Dennis Ritchie. In this interview, Ritchie talks about the future of C and the C99 standard, discusses Plan 9, and offers advice to would-be authors of programming languages."

"Dennis M. Ritchie heads the system software research department at Bell Laboratories's Computing Science Research Center."

"Ritchie joined Bell Laboratories in 1968 after obtaining his graduate and undergraduate degrees from Harvard University. He assisted Ken Thompson in creating Unix, and was the primary designer of the C language. He helped foster Plan 9 and Inferno."

"He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and is a Bell Laboratories Fellow, and has received several honors, including the ACM Turing Award, the IEEE Piore, Hamming, and Pioneer awards, the NEC C&C Foundation award, and the US National Medal of Technology."

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