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11-17-2001, 06:06 PM
which one is true? "opengl = open graphics language" or "opengl = open graphics library"?

11-17-2001, 06:25 PM
Graphics Library

"Open" means that it can be used on other platforms instead of just on SGI machines.

11-17-2001, 06:59 PM
I do not think that OpenGL is a language likes basic,c,java...
OpenGL isa set of API for several os.

11-18-2001, 01:37 AM
I would say open does not stand for cross-platform availability, but it is open because it is controlled by ARB, and thus not by a single company.