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The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix - Unix Turns 40

 
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PLan



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:40 pm    Post subject: The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix - Unix Turns 40 Reply with quote

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They say that when one door closes on you, another opens. People generally offer this bit of wisdom just to lend some solace after a misfortune. But sometimes it's actually true. It certainly was for Ken Thompson and the late Dennis Ritchie, two of the greats of 20th-century information technology, when they created the Unix operating system, now considered one of the most inspiring and influential pieces of software ever written.

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Interesting article from over at ieee Spectrum. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The interesting thing now is that everyone thought the way ahead would be Pascal - and universities continued to teach Pascal long after it become clear it would not be.

Instead UNIX's development platform and the C language has spawned several completely new industries, not just the one built around Linux but also Java which underpins Android.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnhudson wrote:
The interesting thing now is that everyone thought the way ahead would be Pascal - and universities continued to teach Pascal long after it become clear it would not be.


I never really took to Pascal, but then I'm the type of person who enjoyed COBOL. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi PLan...

> I never really took to Pascal, but then I'm the type of person who enjoyed
> COBOL. Shocked

;oD

Boy, am I glad I can't code... ;o)
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