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    windows OS is developed in which language

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    C and ASM

    At least the 9x were, I'm not sure about the new ones.

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    Java, PERL and FORTRAN

    Nah....I guess its mostly C and some ASM as golfinguy4 said, but I guess there would be a fair amount of C++ too (COM)

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    Mostly C and ASM:

    MFC is a C++ wrapper for the C WIN32 Core.

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    I notice that some API calls are pascal. So maybe pascal was also used in the os.

    I'm guessing that c++ would not be a good, efficient langauge for os programming though. It has a larger overhead than c or asm. But then again windows can take a long time to do some tasks so maybe c++ was used a bit.

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    Originally posted by master5001
    I notice that some API calls are pascal. So maybe pascal was also used in the os.
    Whoa there.......that's just a calling convention ....I cant remember exactly, but I think its for the way function params are stored and retrieved from the stack.......it doesnt mean the func was written in PASCAL.....

    Well...hmm...you never know?

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