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int MLMain(int argc, char **argv) sets up communication between an external program started using Install and Mathematica.
The code for MLMain() is generated automatically by mprep or mcc.
MLMain() opens a MathLink connection using the parameters specified in argv, then goes into a loop waiting for CallPacket objects to arrive from Mathematica.
MLMain() internally calls MLOpenArgv().
See The Mathematica Book: Section 2.12.3.