Re: CRT and Win32 SDK

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Wed, 21 May 2008 13:03:26 +0200
* SD:

So, what is this layer of "C" called?


I should have phrased that better. What I mean is that the "C" used to
develop Win32 APIs must exist in some DLL.

Double huh. A language does not exist in a DLL.

...basically there must be an
implementation of this for the Win32 APIs to make use of.

Triple huh.

It's quite obvious that you have some severe misconception about something, but
as long as you refer to things as "this" it's impossible to grok what you mean,
and it's no good to engage in guessing game, sorry.

Try to look up Wikipedia on "runtime library". A runtime library uses the
operating system to implement some functionality that the runtime library
provides, e.g. thread-safe access to strtok. The operating system does not use
a runtime library. "A" uses "B". "B" does not use "A".

Cheers, & hth.

- Alf

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