1 Introduction to the CAPI
A different approach would have been to simulate the window objects and their look and feel. This approach is problematic. Because the library makes itself entirely responsible for the application's look and feel, it may not simulate it correctly in obscure cases. Also, manufacturers occasionally change the look and feel of their window systems. Applications written with a library that simulates window objects will continue to have the old look and feel until the application is recompiled with an updated library.
The CAPI's approach makes the production of the screen objects the responsibility of the native window system, so it always produces the correct look and feel. Furthermore, the CAPI's use of the real interface to the window system means that it does not need to be upgraded to account for look and feel changes, and anything written with it is upwardly compatible, just like any well-written application.
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