My tribute to Dennis Ritchie

Paul Schmehl pschmehl_lists at
Wed Oct 19 15:36:02 UTC 2011

# grep -ir Ritchie /usr/src/*
/usr/src/bin/cat/cat.1:.An Dennis Ritchie
/usr/src/contrib/ntp/util/ansi2knr.1:ansi2knr \- convert ANSI C to 
Kernighan & Ritchie C
/usr/src/contrib/tcpdump/print-rx.c:	 * Sigh.  This is gross.  Ritchie 
forgive me.
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:		-- Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:		-- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. 
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:		-- Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:		-- Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:Dennis Ritchie is twice as bright 
as Steve Jobs, and only half wrong.
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:		-- Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:Ritchie's Rule:
/usr/src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes:		-- Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/lib/libc/rpc/PSD.doc/[1]  Brian W. Kernighan & Dennis 
M. Ritchie, "The C Programming
/usr/src/lib/libcompat/regexp/README:a V8 manual page sent to me by Dennis 
Ritchie (the manual page enclosed
/usr/src/sbin/fsck_ffs/SMM.doc/3.t:I thank Bill Joy, Sam Leffler, Robert 
Elz and Dennis Ritchie
/usr/src/sbin/fsck_ffs/SMM.doc/3.t:.IP [Ritchie78] 20
/usr/src/sbin/fsck_ffs/SMM.doc/3.t:Ritchie, D. M., and Thompson, K.,
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/devfs/ on UNIX by Ritchie and 
Thompson [Ritchie74]:
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/devfs/ initial implementation used 
hardcoded inode numbers [Ritchie98].
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/devfs/ Ritchie and K. Thompson:
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/devfs/ Ritchie: private 
conversation at USENIX Annual Technical Conference
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/fsinterface/ [Ritchie74],
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/fsinterface/ Ritchie74
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/fsinterface/, D.M. and K. 
Thompson, ``The Unix Time-Sharing System,''
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/kerntune/4.t:.IP [Ritchie74] 20
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/kerntune/4.t:Ritchie, D. M. and Thompson, K.,
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/malloc/ in the ``Old 
testament'', chapter 8 verse 7 [Kernighan & Ritchie]
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/sysperf/7.t:.IP [Ritchie74] 20
/usr/src/share/doc/papers/sysperf/7.t:Ritchie, D. M. and Thompson, K.,
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/01.cacm/p1:D. M. Ritchie and K. Thompson
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/01.cacm/p1:c programming language kernighan ritchie 
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/01.cacm/ref.bib:%A D. M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/02.implement/implement:ritchie thompson unix bstj 
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/02.implement/ref.bib:%A D. M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/03.iosys/iosys:Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/04.uprog/p0:Dennis M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/04.uprog/p8:K. L. Thompson and D. M. Ritchie,
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/04.uprog/p8:B. W. Kernighan and D. M. Ritchie,
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/04.uprog/p9:D. M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/06.Clang/ M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/06.Clang/ Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis 
M. Ritchie, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1978.
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/15.yacc/ref.bib:%A D. M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/15.yacc/ss0:Ritchie Kernighan Language Prentice
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/15.yacc/ssB:D. M. Ritchie, B. W. Kernighan, and M. 
O. Harris helped translate this document into English.
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/16.lex/ W. Kernighan and D. M. Ritchie,
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/16.lex/ W. Kernighan, D. M. Ritchie and K. 
L. Thompson,
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/16.lex/ M. Ritchie,
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/17.m4/ M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/17.m4/ was written by D. M. Ritchie
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/20.ipctut/[Kernighan & Ritchie 1978],
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/20.ipctut/ Kernighan & D.M. Ritchie, 
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/contents/ Ritchie and Ken 
Thompson's original paper about UNIX, reprinted
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/contents/ Ritchie's overview of 
the I/O System of Version 7; still helpful for
/usr/src/share/doc/psd/contents/ Kernighan and D.M. 
Ritchie, Prentice-Hall, 1978, that
/usr/src/share/doc/smm/05.fastfs/1.t:[Ritchie74], [Thompson78].*
/usr/src/share/doc/smm/05.fastfs/6.t:We also acknowledge Dennis Ritchie for 
his suggestions
/usr/src/share/doc/smm/05.fastfs/6.t:.IP [Ritchie74] 20
/usr/src/share/doc/smm/05.fastfs/6.t:Ritchie, D. M. and Thompson, K.,
/usr/src/share/man/man9/style.9:Dennis Ritchie in
/usr/src/share/misc/bsd-family-tree:[dmr] Dennis Ritchie, via E-Mail
/usr/src/usr.bin/calendar/calendars/calendar.birthday:09/09	Dennis Ritchie 
born, 1941
/usr/src/usr.bin/calendar/calendars/	Set uid bit 
patent issued, to Dennis Ritchie, 1979
/usr/src/usr.bin/calendar/calendars/	Ritchie Blackmore 
(Deep Purple, Rainbow) is born, 1945
/usr/src/usr.bin/m4/NOTES:	Kernighan, Brian W. and Dennis M. Ritchie,

Paul Schmehl, Senior Infosec Analyst
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