New Candidate JEP: 442: Foreign Function & Memory API (Third Preview)

Iris Clark iris.clark at
Fri Mar 17 17:47:13 UTC 2023

The following JEP with scope "SE" has been moved to the Candidate state:

  442: Foreign Function & Memory API (Third Preview)

  Summary: Introduce an API by which Java programs can interoperate with
  code and data outside of the Java runtime. By efficiently invoking
  foreign functions (i.e., code outside the JVM), and by safely accessing
  foreign memory (i.e., memory not managed by the JVM), the API enables
  Java programs to call native libraries and process native data without
  the brittleness and danger of JNI. This is a preview API.

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