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Meaning of EVENT-DRIVEN

 
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A kind of program, such as a graphical user interface, with a main loop which just waits for events to occur. Each event has an associated handler which is passed the details of the event, e.g. mouse button 3 pressed at position (355, 990).

For example, x window system and most visual basic application programs are event-driven.

See also callback.

 

 

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