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" C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it, like many other successful things, has a certain unity of approach that stems from development in a small group. "
" One of the obvious things that went wrong with Multics as a commercial success was just that it was sort of over-engineered in a sense. There was just too much in it. "
" I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up. "
" Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson. "
" The visible things that have come from the group have been the Plan 9 system and Inferno, but I hasten to say that the ideas and the work have come from colleagues. "
" At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with recreating things we or others had already done; it seems rather derivative intellectually; is there a dearth of really new ideas? "
" A new release of Plan 9 happened in June, and at about the same time a new release of the Inferno system, which began here, was announced by Vita Nuova. "
" When I read commentary about suggestions for where C should go, I often think back and give thanks that it wasn't developed under the advice of a worldwide crowd. "
" I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language definition completely open - any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages whose inventors tried to keep tight control, and consequent ill fate. "
" I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants to go with C# is too early to tell. "
" UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity. "
" For infrastructure technology, C will be hard to displace. "
" My work was fairly theoretical. It was in recursive function theory. And in particular, hierarchies of functions in terms of computational complexity. I got involved in real computers and programming mainly by being - well, I was interested even as I came to graduate school. "
" C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C, but I bet C will still be around. "
" Over the past several years, I've been more in a managerial role. "
" I've done a reasonable amount of travelling, which I enjoyed, but not for too long at a time. "
" C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs, Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11, but the portability of the whole system was new. "
" At least for the people who send me mail about a new language that they're designing, the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler. "
" Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9. "