Dennis Ritchie has died. A suggestion

mikel king mikel.king at
Fri Oct 14 13:48:20 UTC 2011

On Oct 14, 2011, at 9:41 AM, Chad Perrin wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 07:20:54AM -0500, Robert Bonomi wrote:
>> I think it's fair to say it would be 'Ritchie-deserved'.                                                                                                                       
> I'm conflicted about whether that's a good pun or a bad pun.                                                                                                                     
>> Consider this another opinion in favor of the proposal.                                                                                                                        
> Y'know, I'm not sure whether it's appropriate to post obituaries on                                                                                                              
> official FreeBSD related Websites, but if it is, I can think of no better                                                                                                        
> time than now -- in honor of Dennis Ritchie, one of the most important                                                                                                           
> figures in all of Unix development, influential beyond what anyone is                                                                                                            
> likely to fully realized even outside of the Unix lineage itself.                                                                                                                
> Yeah, I've just convinced myself.  Even if it is generally not considered                                                                                                        
> appropriate, I think making an exception in this very exceptional case is                                                                                                        
> difficult to resist.  I'll offer my voice in the chorus of support as                                                                                                            
> well.                                                                                                                                                                            

Has anyone from the the project weighed in on this yet?

Mikel King
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