[pypy-dev] System calls in Java

Charles Oliver Nutter charles.nutter at sun.com
Mon Dec 3 19:23:06 CET 2007

Samuele Pedroni wrote:
> there's been some discussion on Jython lists and some experimenting by JRuby
> people to use JNA (https://jna.dev.java.net/ ) which is a sort of ctypes 
> for java,
> for this sort of purposes.

More than experimenting in JRuby...we're using JNA extensively to 
provide all the missing POSIX/libc features we need. The library we're 
building around JNA is going to be spun off as an external project soon, 
so we should probably talk about coordinating on building it out. I'd 
love to see it become the defacto standard POSIX/libc API for Java, and 
to see others add more functions to it.

- Charlie

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