Facts about Dennis Ritchie

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Dennis Ritchie is a famous Scientist from USA, he/she is 77 years old and still alive, born September 9, 1941.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 19 quotes who is written / told by Dennis.

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Famous quotes by Dennis Ritchie (19)


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"At least for the people who send me mail about a new language that they're designing, the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler"
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"When I read commentary about suggestions for where C should go, I often think back and give thanks that it wasn't developed under the advice of a worldwide crowd"
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"I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open - any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate"
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"C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C, but I bet C will still be around"
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"C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it, like many other successful things, has a certain unity of approach that stems from development in a small group"
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"The visible things that have come from the group have been the Plan 9 system and Inferno, but I hasten to say that the ideas and the work have come from colleagues"
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"I've done a reasonable amount of travelling, which I enjoyed, but not for too long at a time"
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"I fix things now and then, more often tweak HTML and make scripts to do things"
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"C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new"
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"At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with recreating things we or others had already done; it seems rather derivative intellectually; is there a dearth of really new ideas?"
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"Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9"
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"The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central"
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"Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson"
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"I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up"
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"For infrastructure technology, C will be hard to displace"
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"A new release of Plan 9 happened in June, and at about the same time a new release of the Inferno system, which began here, was announced by Vita Nuova"
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"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity"
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"Over the past several years, I've been more in a managerial role"
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"I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants to go with C# is too early to tell"


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