[foreign-abi] [Rev 01] RFR: Rename SystemABI to ForeignLinker, and move C support to a separate class.

Maurizio Cimadamore mcimadamore at openjdk.java.net
Mon May 18 13:55:11 UTC 2020

On Mon, 18 May 2020 13:12:41 GMT, Jorn Vernee <jvernee at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> Hi,
>> This patch renames SystemABI to ForeignLinker, and moves the C support, namely layout constants and the getSystemABI
>> factory, to a new class named `C`.
>> This is an effort to untangle the otherwise ABI/Language agnostic API of SystemABI from APIs that serve C specifically.
>> The rename from SystemABI to ForeignLinker attempts to make it clear that there is not a single ABI per system, but
>> there can be multiple. Although the same holds for C, in practice there is one de facto ABI per system, so we still
>> keep the getSystemLinker (renamed from getSystemABI) factory for C.  The new name also better reflects what the class
>> does; it links a native function as a MethodHandle, or links a Java function as a native function pointer. The overall
>> theme being linking.  I've also removed some of the ABI name constants that were in SystemABI previously, as they were
>> unused.
>> (FYI, the name change in the diff on GitHub from SystemABI -> C seems to have been inferred automatically, and is
>> incorrect. The actual rename is from SystemABI -> ForeignLinker, and the C class was added separately).
>> Thanks,
>> Jorn
> Jorn Vernee has updated the pull request incrementally with one additional commit since the last revision:
>   Rename 'C' to 'CSupport'

Marked as reviewed by mcimadamore (Committer).


PR: https://git.openjdk.java.net/panama-foreign/pull/174

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