Native Keyword / Calling C Program From Java

You might have seen in Java API many methods are using native keyword. Lets understand them.

The native keyword is applied to a method to indicate that the method is implemented in native code using JNI.

Definition From JSR
A method that is native is implemented in platform-dependent code, typically written in another programming language such as C, C++, FORTRAN,or assembly language. The body of a native method is given as a semicolon only, indicating that the implementation is omitted, instead of a block.

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Lets start with an example :

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