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How was Windows made ?

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Hi folks !

Does anybody know what programming languages were used to make the
Windows kernel originally ? Are these still the same nowadays ?

Thanks for any information or link you can provide...
Chris
Nov 14 '05 #1
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Chris T wrote:
Hi folks !

Does anybody know what programming languages were used to make the
Windows kernel originally ? Are these still the same nowadays ?

Thanks for any information or link you can provide...
Chris


I thought everyone knew it. Why, I think I even had a piece of C code
somewhere... oh, here it goes:

// win31.c -- Windows 3.11 entry point
#include <stdio.h>
#include "swap.h"
#include "error.h"
#include "bugs.h"
#include "cruft.h"

void main (void)
{
// printf ("MS-DOS 6.22\n");
printf ("Starting Windows 3.1\n");

swap_a_while ();

while (1)
{
do_something_silly ();

if ((rand()%511) & 1)
crash ();
}

return 0; // exit with success (never reached)
}
Nov 14 '05 #2

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Chris T wrote:

Does anybody know what programming languages were used to make the
Windows kernel originally ? Are these still the same nowadays ?

Thanks for any information or link you can provide...


Here's a link:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...ake.ukrnet.net

--
Tim Hagan
Nov 14 '05 #3

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Tim Hagan <no*****@boring.com> wrote in message news:<3F***************@boring.com>...
Chris T wrote:

Does anybody know what programming languages were used to make the
Windows kernel originally ? Are these still the same nowadays ?

Thanks for any information or link you can provide...


Here's a link:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...ake.ukrnet.net


Hi tim

Its no big deal developing/designing GUI.. and never think in any way
that microsoft is great.. i feel windows is a piece of shit.. i have
programmed my own GUI which looks similar to MS Windows without using
or rather inheriting any classes of Microsoft.. I have designed by own
GUi interface with "Buttons, Text Boxes, Combo Box, Radio Buttions,
Drop Down Menus, Progress Bars".. and it purely run in MS-DOS.. and
not MS-Windows..

So never think Microsoft is in any way great.. If u got through the
history of GUI's.. it was firstly developed/designed by a company
called PARC (Palo Alto Research Centre).. and then from this company
Apple Corporation stole the idea and then again from Apple
Corporation, Microsoft had stolen.. so the first basic GUi foundation
was set by PARC.. If any further queries.. please do mail me back.. at
an********@coolgoose.com
Nov 14 '05 #4

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an********@coolgoose.com wrote:
Tim Hagan <no*****@boring.com> wrote in message news:<3F***************@boring.com>...
Chris T wrote:
Does anybody know what programming languages were used to make the
Windows kernel originally ? Are these still the same nowadays ?

Thanks for any information or link you can provide...


Here's a link:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...ake.ukrnet.net

Hi tim

Its no big deal developing/designing GUI.. and never think in any way
that microsoft is great.. i feel windows is a piece of shit.. i have
programmed my own GUI which looks similar to MS Windows without using
or rather inheriting any classes of Microsoft.. I have designed by own
GUi interface with "Buttons, Text Boxes, Combo Box, Radio Buttions,
Drop Down Menus, Progress Bars".. and it purely run in MS-DOS.. and
not MS-Windows..

So never think Microsoft is in any way great.. If u got through the
history of GUI's.. it was firstly developed/designed by a company
called PARC (Palo Alto Research Centre).. and then from this company
Apple Corporation stole the idea and then again from Apple
Corporation, Microsoft had stolen.. so the first basic GUi foundation
was set by PARC.. If any further queries.. please do mail me back.. at
an********@coolgoose.com


Just to clarify, the company is Xerox. PARC is a division of Xerox.
PARC started many inventions that Xerox didn't latch onto. I love the
copyright battles between Apple and Microsoft about Windows and Icons;
even though Xerox PARC invented the concept.

--
Thomas Matthews

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Other sites:
http://www.josuttis.com -- C++ STL Library book

Nov 14 '05 #5

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Well, all of this is very interesting, but still no one has answered
my question...
So in the first times, Windows was only a GUI over MSDOS. But I think
it's not true anymore, am I wrong ?
And again, what kind of programming languages were used, at the
beginning and in the latest versions... Assembler, C, C++, something
else ?

thanks for your help.
Chris

Thomas Matthews <Th****************************@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message news:<_Y*****************@newssvr33.news.prodigy.c om>...
an********@coolgoose.com wrote:
Tim Hagan <no*****@boring.com> wrote in message news:<3F***************@boring.com>...
Chris T wrote:

Does anybody know what programming languages were used to make the
Windows kernel originally ? Are these still the same nowadays ?

Thanks for any information or link you can provide...

Here's a link:

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...ake.ukrnet.net

Hi tim

Its no big deal developing/designing GUI.. and never think in any way
that microsoft is great.. i feel windows is a piece of shit.. i have
programmed my own GUI which looks similar to MS Windows without using
or rather inheriting any classes of Microsoft.. I have designed by own
GUi interface with "Buttons, Text Boxes, Combo Box, Radio Buttions,
Drop Down Menus, Progress Bars".. and it purely run in MS-DOS.. and
not MS-Windows..

So never think Microsoft is in any way great.. If u got through the
history of GUI's.. it was firstly developed/designed by a company
called PARC (Palo Alto Research Centre).. and then from this company
Apple Corporation stole the idea and then again from Apple
Corporation, Microsoft had stolen.. so the first basic GUi foundation
was set by PARC.. If any further queries.. please do mail me back.. at
an********@coolgoose.com


Just to clarify, the company is Xerox. PARC is a division of Xerox.
PARC started many inventions that Xerox didn't latch onto. I love the
copyright battles between Apple and Microsoft about Windows and Icons;
even though Xerox PARC invented the concept.

--
Thomas Matthews

C++ newsgroup welcome message:
http://www.slack.net/~shiva/welcome.txt
C++ Faq: http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite
C Faq: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/c-faq/top.html
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ faq:
http://www.raos.demon.uk/acllc-c++/faq.html
Other sites:
http://www.josuttis.com -- C++ STL Library book

Nov 14 '05 #6

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c.*******@caramail.com (Chris T) writes:
Well, all of this is very interesting, but still no one has answered
my question...


Your question is outside the domain of comp.lang.c, which discusses
only the standard C programming language, including the standard C
library. This is a remarkably narrow topic compared to what many
people expect.

For your convenience, the list below contains topics that are not
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expert knows not to bother.
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