In fact, we started off with two or three different shells and the shell had life of its own.
One of my most productive days was throwing away 1,000 lines of code.
I think the major good idea in Unix was its clean and simple interface: open, close, read, and write.
In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by posing programming exercises.
When in doubt, use brute force.
I wanted to separate data from programs, because data and instructions are very different.
I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems.
I am a programmer.
I wanted to avoid, special IO for terminals.
It is only the inadequacy of the criminal code that saves the hackers from very serious prosecution.
That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty.
If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there.
I also have an idea for a book on biodiversity, and why and how we should be conserving it.
You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself.
No amount of source-level verification or scrutiny will protect you from using untrusted code.
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