[erlang-questions] start/stop applications without a callback module

Xavier Noria fxn@REDACTED
Mon Jan 1 20:43:31 CET 2018

Trying to get the vocabulary right for OTP applications without a callback

Does the application controller spawn an application master process for
applications without callback modules? If yes, with what purpose? Do you
still call that "starting" the application even though there is no
`start/2` callback to invoke?

Are applications without callback modules also "stopped" in some sense? I
mean, do you use the verb "stop" for them even though there is no `stop/1`
callback to invoke? And if yes, what does "stopping" do?

Is there an official or common term to refer to "application without a
callback module", and "application with a callback module"?
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