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Initializes the GLFW library.

function glfwInit() : int

This function initializes the GLFW library. Before most GLFW functions can be used, GLFW must be initialized, and before an application terminates GLFW should be terminated in order to free any resources allocated during or after initialization.

If this function fails, it calls glfwTerminate before returning. If it succeeds, you should call glfwTerminate before the application exits.

Additional calls to this function after successful initialization but before termination will return GLFW_TRUE immediately.


int GLFW_TRUE if successful, or GLFW_FALSE if an error occurred.


This documentation page is prased from the glfw3.h header file, and only modified to fit the PHP-GFLW extension bindings. The original documentation copyright is as follows:

Copyright (c) 2002-2006 Marcus Geelnard
Copyright (c) 2006-2019 Camilla Löwy