Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bits of History

The C Family of Languages: Interview with Dennis Ritchie, Bjarne Stroustrup, and James Gosling

This article appeared in Java Report, 5(7), July 2000 and C++ Report, 12(7), July/August 2000.
VIa  gotw.ca

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thank you Dennis

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie
September 8, 1941 — October 8/9, 2011


" ... was an American computer scientist notable for developing C and 
for having influence on other programming languages, as well as operating
systems such as Multics and Unix... "





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Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P. Steve

 February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011


image via wikipedia.org

Monday, October 3, 2011

Guess who's back

The restored kernel.org is back on line - partially. It holds the mainline tree, the stable tree, and linux-next; as of this writing, all hold their pre-shutdown contents. Expect those trees to be updated soon; other trees will slowly reappear as their developers obtain new credentials on the site. Services other than git and FTP (the wiki, mirrors, etc.) remain offline. (Note that there appears to be some residual weirdness around the site's SSL certificate, leading to "untrusted connection" warnings if you try to use HTTPS).
via lwn.net