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main loop

[′mān ‚lüp]
(computer science)
A set of instructions that constitute the primary structure of a repetitive computer program.

main loop

(programming)
The top-level control flow construct in an input- or event-driven program, the one which receives and acts or dispatches on the program's input events.

See also driver.

main loop

The primary logic in a program. A program is essentially an input-process-output architecture, and everything happens when there is an input, such as a mouse click, mouse movement, keyboard depression or an arriving network packet. The main loop takes care of this by continually testing for these inputs and calling the appropriate routines to process them. See loop and event loop.
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In addition, a datastream is also updated in the main loop with the total air quality value.
The main loop of the east channel is then supplied with a resonant signal, developed in the circuit of the east channel.
Returning to the main loop in Figure 4(d), let us assume an average miss latency of 100 processor cycles and a loop iteration time of 45 cycles so that the final inner product loop transformation is as shown in Figure 5.
Get your workout started with a warmup on the Waterfall Trail, a 1-1/2-mile round-trip spur off the main loop that provides one of the park's most stellar snapshots - a thin 30-foot cascade in a cool canyon (2,050 feet).
Consequently, the researchers' primary discoveries have come by way of tinkering with the protein's main loop.
5 minutes checking for clients over the course of the main loop and calls cracksome( ) twice in that period, it appears that the worm must make a minimum of 7 passes through the main loop, taking more than 15 minu tes.
Over the coming weeks, Lockheed Martin will install the new lights along the main entrance roadway and the main loop road serving the Lake Underhill Facility.
Two long-distance trails cross the property: the Mid-State Trail, a footpath extending from Rhode Island to New Hampshire; and the main loop trail of the Snowbirds Snowmobile Club.
When recirculation water from different buildings with different dispositions and schedules join together to recirculation in the main loop, water balance is lost due to incompatible pressures.
This small refrigeration loop operates with a much higher evaporating temperature and a higher COP than the main loop.
Program consists of drivers for communication with hardware, the main loop and blocks for displaying and writing results to measurement file.