Calling java from C

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Calling java from C

Postby anandhakrishna » Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:42 pm

Hi guys,

How to call java from C program in zOS. Got an info that jni.h would help this.

Kindly let me know how to proceed.

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Re: Calling java from C

Postby NicC » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:59 pm

By reading the relevant manual(s)? Once you have done that you can come back with any questions to clarify your understanding.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Calling java from C

Postby mwilliams » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:59 am

There is an interesting aspect with threads like this one.
I did a search on the internet on the very subject and the link to this thread pops up near to the very top of the search results.

As quick response, the Java Native Interface (JNI) provide the means of both extending Java with calls to native code (C, C++, etc) and embedding the Java virtual machine into native applications.

As for “calling java from C program in zOS”, may I suggest the following links:
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Re: Calling java from C

Postby claes_douglas » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:08 pm

JNI is not specific to z/OS, it is standarised and will be available everywhere Java is.

The thing that is specific to EBCDIC based OS's like z/OS is that you have to make the calls to Java using ASCII strings, so for instance use #pragma convert or iconv(), depending on your needs. Other than that, it's JNI as usual.
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