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Daniel Pfeffer29-Jan-19 0:32
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If a header file depends for its compilation on another header file, the second header file is included in the first.
// header1.h

// depends on contents of header2.h for compilation
#include "header2.h"
If a source file depends for its compilation on a header file, that header file is included in the source file.
// source.c

// depends on contents of header1.h for compilation
#include "header1.h"

In your case, <windows.h> is needed only in the source file, so it is included only there. Note that this also helps porting - the header file (which is O/S-independent) does not need changing, but the source file (which is O/S-dependent) does.

I admit that my method could cause a file to be included multiple times. This is not as big a problem as it used to be:
  1. Modern compilers often cache header files
  2. SSDs are much faster than HDDs
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