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An API (Application Programming Interface) is (according to wikipedia) [...] a set of routine definitions, protocols, and tools for building software and applications. An API expresses a software component in terms of its operations, inputs, outputs, and underlying types, defining functionalities that are independent of their respective ...


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The most common term, based on my experience, is internals. E.g. You will often hear C# guys speak about the ".NET internals". Similarly, a Win32 programmer might refer to "Windows internals". Though I've never heard this one, in the Linux world I would find it most amusing to hear someone say "kernel internals". Example book titles from Amazon: Windows ...


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Tracing (software). FYI, we typically use the terms statements and expressions for programming language constructs and to describe lines of code in high-level language programs; we typically use the term instructions to describe what the hardware machine operations are. Another term is an execution trace, which would capture a flow of execution. An ...



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