Reply to post: Re: Just provide one API

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

Daniel von Asmuth Bronze badge
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Re: Just provide one API

The Universal API for Microsoft is DOS (more or less compatible with CP/M and OS/2).

From the C programmer's point of view the DOS API is somewhat similar to the POSIX API, that all versions of Windows NT more or less support.

Microsoft are making things easier and easier for the developer with newer, better, and/or shinier API's, one or two per decade....it's just that the number of APIs 's gone out of hand:-)

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