AT&T Bell Labs.
The author of the C programming language.
(From a FaceServer image taken during the 1990 UKUUG Summer Conference, London.)
References to Dennis Ritchie in the C programming subtree:
- Alan Watson on BCPL
- Was the adoption of this as a comment delimiter an inside
joke by Ritchie?
- Clive Feather on CPL and BCPL
- I doubt it (though DMR may
contradict me, of course).
- Why Pascal is Not My Favorite Programming Language
I am grateful to Al Aho, Al Feuer, Narain Gehani, Bob Martin, Doug
McIlroy, Rob Pike, Dennis Ritchie,
Chris Van Wyk and Charles Wetherell for helpful criticisms of earlier
versions of this paper.
- Kernighan & Ritchie: The C Programming Language, Second Edition (errata)
- From: email@example.com (Dennis Ritchie)
- Why I do not like X3J11 type qualifiers
- Dennis Ritchie
- Dennis Ritchie on & | vs. ==
- Dennis Ritchie
- Mark Brader on B
- Also in 1969, the system that Brian Kernighan would later name
Unix was being developed by Ken Thompson "with some assistance
from" Dennis Ritchie.
- Tom Duff on Duff's Device
- To: ucbvax!decvax!hcr!rrg, ucbvax!ihnp4!hcr!rrg,
- The Ten Commandments for C Programmers (Annotated Edition)
- The One True Brace Style referred to is that demonstrated
in the writings of the First Prophets,
Kernighan and Ritchie.
- Dennis Ritchie: BCPL to B to C
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dennis
- Brian W. Kernighan (1974): Programming in C: A Tutorial
- Although it has lost little of its didactic value, it describes a
language that C compilers today do no longer understand: the C of 1974,
four years before Kernighan and Ritchie
published the first edition of ``The C Programming Language''.
- The ANSI C Rationale
- The vast majority of the language defined by the Standard is precisely the
same as is defined in Appendix A of
The C Programming Language
by Brian Kernighan and Dennis
and as is implemented in almost all C translators.
- The Eleventh IOCCC, Best Utility: Mark Horton <email@example.com>
- And for extra credit, try to figure out which
at the bottom on this hint file. :-)
- Infrequently asked questions in comp.lang.c, by Peter Seebach
Later, Ritchie got a job at Bell Labs,
and worked closely with the authors of C, allowing the 2nd edition of
the book to be much more accurate.