Common Programming Interface for Communications

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Common Programming Interface for Communications (CPI-C) is an application programming interface (API) developed by IBM in 1987 to provide a platform-independent communications interface for the IBM Systems Application Architecture based network, and to standardise programming access to SNA LU 6.2.[1] CPI-C was part of IBM Systems Application Architecture (SAA), an attempt to standardise APIs across all IBM platforms.

It was adopted in 1992 by X/Open as an open systems standard, identified as standard C210, and documented in X/Open Developers Specification: CPI-C.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Systems application architecture: common programming interface C reference. IBM. 1988.
  2. ^ Michael Cooney (6 December 1993). "New features for CPI-C spec set for approval". Network World.
  3. ^ X/Open Document Number: XO/DEV/90/050. ISBN 1-872630-02-2.

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