posted 14 years ago
Yup, that's one good reason to go native (hmmm, that sounds more fun than it is) but not the only reason. You might use native methods to talk to a special C++ module that in turn talks to other applications on the user's machine. Frinstance, we had to make Java talk to a 3270 emulator via documented C APIs in a DLL. We wrote the little C++ wrapper between Java and the vendor's modules.