[pypy-dev] System calls in Java

Niko Matsakis niko at alum.mit.edu
Tue Dec 4 09:59:05 CET 2007


That sounds interesting, can you give me a pointer into the JRuby  
sources perhaps?


Niko

On Dec 3, 2007, at 7:23 PM, Charles Oliver Nutter wrote:

> 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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