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Re: Classpath JNI changes - take 2

From: Brian Jones
Subject: Re: Classpath JNI changes - take 2
Date: 08 Dec 2002 17:50:39 -0500
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Stephen Crawley <address@hidden> writes:

> I tried Stuart Ballard's suggestion of putting all JNI calls EXCEPT
> for the Kissme implemented ones int GC regions.  It works.


> With that in mind, the attached classpath.diffs.gz files give my 
> revised proposal for changes to jni.h in Classpath.  Basicly, the
> changes allow the following:
>   1  They define placeholders for the JDK 1.4 extensions to JNI

Why placeholders?  Why not the actual methods themselves?

>   2  They allow JVM implementations to #include jni.h to avoid 
>      mismatched function tables.

This has to do with the methodID/fieldID changes?

>   3  They allow JVM implementations to define custom extensions  
>      to the function table.

Why would a JVM choose to expose functionality in this way?  For
example could there be a kissme.h instead to accomplish the same

Brian Jones <address@hidden>

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