The Development of the C Language (written by Dennis M. Ritchie)
His Lucent page. Central Unix figure, co-creator of Unix, with Ken Thompson; co-inventor of C programming language, with Brian Kernighan. Unix and C history and references.
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Few names in computing are bigger than that of Dennis Ritchie. In this interview, Ritchie talks about the future of C and the C99 standard, Plan 9, and offers advice to would-be authors of programming languages.
Homepage in the Computing Sciences Research Center, Bell Laboratories.