Do open source compilers understand ANSI C?
If so why should SDK include a compiler?

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# From: Benoit Cerrina [mailto:benoit.cerrina / writeme.com] 
# Sent: 4 マヒヤムツメム 2001 ヌ. 5:46
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# "Aleksei Guzev" <aleksei.guzev / bigfoot.com> wrote in message 
# news:000801c14c15$767d1e60$665e0cc3 / p32...
# > Why not use ANSI C and free Microsoft Platform SDK?
# > Every C compiler would "understand" ANSI C.
# >
# Problem is not compilation but runtime compatibility, you 
# need to be able to use an extension without having to 
# recompile it. Benoit
# PS:
# By the way I don't think the sdk includes a compiler and a 
# linker just the headers and some doc but I'm not sure
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