Event Loop - Usage

Usage

Due to the predominance of GUI interfaces, most modern applications feature a main loop. The get_next_message routine is typically provided by the operating system, and blocks until a message is available. Thus, the loop is only entered when there is something to process.

function main initialize while message != quit message := get_next_message_process_message(message) end while end function

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