GLUTMAINLOOPEVENT

Section: C Library Functions (3)
Updated: LOCAL
Page Index

BSD mandoc
 

NAME

glutMainLoopEvent - Dispatches all pending events.  

LIBRARY

OpenGLUT - mainloop  

SYNOPSIS

In openglut.h Ft void Fn glutMainLoopEvent void  

DESCRIPTION

The general outline of this function is to first drain the queue of windowsystem events, in most cases dispatching each as it is found. After the queue is empty, we check for timer-based events, coalesced window events (e.g., redisplays), and windows that need to be closed.

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.

 

CAVEATS

Does not necessarily dispatch events that are received Bf Li
 after Ef
  this function starts processing.

At first glance, this function may not seem to afford any new capability that you couldn't get with an idle callback or glutLeaveMainLoop(). However there are other GLUT-like libraries that may have their own window event processing loops. Having glutMainLoopEvent() allows you to ask OpenGLUT to do its work in a batch, then return to whatever processing the other library (or libraries) require.

 

SEE ALSO

glutIdleFunc(3) glutLeaveMainLoop(3) glutMainLoop(3)


 

Index

NAME
LIBRARY
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
CAVEATS
SEE ALSO
LinuxReviews : manual page archive : man3