Next: Error Codes.
Up: Language Binding
Previous: Multidimensional Arrays and Offsets.
C and Fortran both have devices for treating a section of an array,
offset from the beginning of the array, as if it was an array in its
own right. Java doesn't have any such mechanism. To provide the same
flexibility, an offset parameter is associated with any buffer
argument. This defines the position of the first actual buffer element
in the Java array.