Who Should Read This Book

This book is intended for programmers and developers who write application programs that use the Host Access Class Library (HACL) functions.

A working knowledge of Windows is assumed. For information about Windows, see the list of publications under Where to Find More Information.

This book assumes you are familiar with the language and compiler that you are using. For information on how to write, compile, or link-edit programs, refer to Where to Find More Information for the appropriate references for the specific language you are using.