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An application programming interface (API) is the specification for which software is meant to be used by other software.

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By API, what exactly do you mean? On many platforms you could link to a DLL or similar construction, but would having to be re-compiled for a particular native target (Intel/ARM) or endianness still … them well), so you would also have to consider the design of the API itself so as not to exclude some languages or make its use from those languages cumbersome. Something portable like C and an …
answered Jul 20 '12 by Cade Roux