Reply to post: Re: Just provide one API

One Windows? How does that work... and WTF is a Universal App?

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Re: Just provide one API

"Provide one API--i.e., one set of functions that can be used to program everything."

You can have large / functionally near universal APIs like .Net, but there will always be a requirement for different APIs for different purposes.

"Make the API accessible via unmanaged calling conventions so people can use whatever programming language and development environment they want."

No - code and conventions should be managed - otherwise you get a zoo - and incompatibility issues forever more - which is what the .Net Common Language Runtime already fixes - it provides a near universal interface that allows you to programme Windows in nearly any language you want.

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