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Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 18:45:21 -0500
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At 7:44 AM -0500 7/18/00, Crispen, Bob wrote:
>If you're intending to claim that Microsoft doesn't document
>their API thoroughly, I think you'll find a lot of skepticism.


Only if you don't work on apps that compete with microsoft.  most
writers of word processors, spreadsheets, email etc complain that
microsoft uses hidden api calls to get unfair advantages in their
apps.

>d, so they do their very best to treat their developers
>right.

again unless microsoft wakes up and decideds it wants that developers
market, then they run them out of buisness if they cant buy them out.



>Are there "secret" APIs that only Microsoft people know about?
>Yup.  Would you ever want to use them in an application
>program?  Nope.  Unless you're developing an AdaScript
>interpreter for Excel ;-)

yes if you were writing a competitor for excel!

Jim
--
If you wish to strive for peace of soul then believe;
if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire.
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