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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.
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Also some humor - I am a great fan of S. J. Perelman.
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Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9.
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As a general phenomenon, I think they're great, but they suffer from much the same struggles and competition that the proprietary ones did and do.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C, but I bet C will still be around.
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For infrastructure technology, C will be hard to displace.
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For stuff like getting Excel and Word things, plus much WWW browsing, I revert to NT.
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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.
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I fix things now and then, more often tweak HTML and make scripts to do things.
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I tend to come in late unless there's a meeting, but spend a fair amount of time tending to e-mail communication.
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I was an undergraduate Physics major, but began to intrigued more by both the theory and practice of computing.
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I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants to go with C# is too early to tell.
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I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up.
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I'm not picking a winner here, but higher-level ways of instructing machines will continue to occupy more of the center of the stage.
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I've done a reasonable amount of travelling, which I enjoyed, but not for too long at a time.
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It's true that compared with the scene when Unix started, today the ecological niches are fairly full, and fresh new OS ideas are harder to come by, or at least to propagate.
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Likewise, C managed to escape its original close ties with Unix as a useful tool for writing applications in different environments.
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My own environment (on PC hardware) actually runs Windows NT, but it is used mainly as a graphics terminal connected to a Plan 9 server, in a way approximately analogous to an X windows client.
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Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson.
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Over the past several years, I've been more in a managerial role.
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So in grad school my thesis work was fairly theoretical (hierarchies of recursive functions), but I also began to get more into the practical aspects.
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The connection at home is now via cable modem (until last summer ISDN), and Ethernet at the office.
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The interesting thing is the way that free-software ideas have begun to influence major existing commercial players.
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The kind of programming that C provides will probably remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage, but relatively, JavaScript or its variants, or XML, will continue to become more central.
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The single thing that I'm happiest about is that the notion of making the Unix system portable was mostly mine.
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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.
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Things that began as neat but small tools, like Perl or Python, say, are suddenly more central in the whole scheme of things.
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True enough that standards bodies themselves have weak teeth, but they do have influence and importance when a language begins to be widely used.
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UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
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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.
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