Section: C Library Functions (3)
- The standard GLUT event loop entry point.
OpenGLUT - mainloop
Fn glutMainLoop void
This is the main driving force for an event-driven
OpenGLUT program. It alternates between calling
glutMainLoopEvent() to process pending events and then
either sleeping or calling your idle function
return, but GLUT's version
of this function never returned. And you must
do special things to OpenGLUT to cause OpenGLUT's
version to return.
The cross-reference section for this function's
documentation should ideally contain every
callback, but the list would be tediously long and
prone to omissions.
For OpenGLUT developers' internal documentation: Runs until the
Talking to other message systems (e.g., network layers) can be a bit bothersome under the GLUT event model.