[TUHS] Any Good dmr Anecdotes?

ches@Cheswick.com ches at cheswick.com
Fri Jun 29 20:53:02 AEST 2018

Dennis, do you have any recommendations on good books to use the learn C?

I don’t know, I never had to learn C.   -dmr

Message by ches. Tappos by iPad.

> On Jun 29, 2018, at 3:53 AM, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
> We do have ken on the list, so I won't be presumptious to ask for ken-related
> anecdotes, but would anybody like to share some dmr anecdotes?
> I never met Dennis in person, but he was generous with his time about my
> interest in Unix history; and also with sharing the material he still had.
> Dennis was very clever, though. He would bring out a new artifact and say:
> well, here's what I still have of X. Pity it will never execute again, sigh.
> I'm sure he knew that I would take that as a challenge. Mind you, it worked,
> which is why we now have the first Unix kernel in C, the 'nsys' kernel, and
> the first two C compilers, in executable format.
> Any other good anecdotes?
> Cheers, Warren

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