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cesanta/mongoose-os mgos_app.h mgos_app.c  

Definitions for the user-defined app entry point, mgos_app_init().

The mgos_app_init() function is like the main() function in the C program. This is a app's entry point.

The mongoose-os core code does implement mgos_app_init() stub function as a weak symbol, so if user app does not define its own mgos_app_init(), a default stub will be used. That's what most of the JavaScript based apps do - they do not contain C code at all.


enum mgos_app_init_result mgos_app_init(void);

User app init function. A weak stub is provided in mgos_app_init.c, which can be overridden.

Example of a user-defined init function:

#include "mgos_app.h"

enum mgos_app_init_result mgos_app_init(void) {
  if (!my_super_duper_hardware_init()) {
    LOG(LL_ERROR, ("something went bad"));
  LOG(LL_INFO, ("my app initialised"));


void mgos_app_preinit(void);

An early init hook, for apps that want to take control early in the init process. How early? very, very early. If the platform uses RTOS, it is not running yet. Dynamic memory allocation is not safe. Networking is not running. The only safe thing to do is to communicate to mg_app_init something via global variables or shut down the processor and go (back) to sleep.

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