"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
"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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