windows programming is ugly

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    windows programming is ugly

    ANyone agree?

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    Yep. The net framework makes it prettier, but doesn't offer the functionality.

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    Sure there are loads of weird Macros & typedefs and stuff......but after a while it kind of makes sense

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    And weird data types, that turn out to be something as simple as unsigned char, whats the purpose?

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    Originally posted by muttski
    And weird data types, that turn out to be something as simple as unsigned char, whats the purpose?
    To push you into Visual Basic......

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    >that turn out to be something as simple as unsigned char, whats the purpose?

    So old code works, and present code works in the future. If MS needs to change the size of the types, or if the size of the fundamental types change, client code that use the typedefs should remain unaffected.

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    ah that's what i was thinking

    thanks for that one sorensen

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