This is a discussion on windows programming is ugly within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; ANyone agree?...
Yep. The net framework makes it prettier, but doesn't offer the functionality.
And weird data types, that turn out to be something as simple as unsigned char, whats the purpose?
>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.
thanks for that one sorensen