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# Visual Studio 2013 _tmain ?

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After several years of not using windows i find myself having to use visual studio 2013 (The last edition i used was visual studio 2008). To my surprise, my simple console application will not compile. It is complaining about a missing _tmain function. After checking out the default project that gets generated, i renames my main function from

 int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

To

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) {

And everything now works...

When did this change happen?

What was the reasoning behind this? Why not just keep regular old main?

Is there any way to use the standard main function? I hate having #if statements just for windows....

Can anyone please shed some light on this matter for me?