What is the 'correct' way to store a native pointer inside a Java object?
I could treat the pointer as a Java
, if I happen to know that native pointers are <= 32 bits in size, or a Java
if I happen to know that native pointers are <= 64 bits in size. But is there a better or cleaner way to do this?
: Returning a native pointer from a JNI function is exactly what I don't
want to do. I would rather return a Java object that represents the native resource. However, the Java object that I return must presumably have a field containing a pointer, which brings me back to the original question.
Or, alternatively, is there some better way for a JNI function to return a reference to a native resource?