RIP: Dennis Ritchie: Creator of the C Language


Dennis Ritchie created the ‘C’ language one of the most important building blocks of modern computer systems.  C was the perfect language that allowed raw performance as well as being expressive than Assembly language. It was a practical, no-nonsense language and you can still see it in action in so many platforms.

It was also the forerunner of  C++, which is my favorite programming language as well as on what Tonido is written in.

Without C (and C++), programs like Tonido that run on modern operating systems with oodles of memory as well as on tiny embedded systems like routers, NASes with miniscule  memory are not possible.

Dennis Ritchie has certainly left his mark and shaped the world.

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