Ritchie: RIP

I learnt C programming from Kernighan and Ritchie, thanks to a friend (who is a colleague now) who insisted that I learn C from only that book. From Scott, I learn that Ritchie passed away. C being my (computer) mother tongue, I agree wholeheartedly with Scott’s assessment:

… I know Ritchie through the beautiful language he created.  It’s a testament to C’s elegance and simplicity that I, though extremely far from a hacker, find it almost as easy to express my thoughts in C …

And, till date, I found C to be sufficient for all my purposes — which are primarily scientific computing.


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