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25 
26 package jdk.incubator.foreign;
27 
28 /**
29  * Represents a type which is <em>addressable</em>. An addressable type is one which can be projected down to
30  * a memory address instance (see {@link #address()}). Examples of addressable types are {@link MemorySegment},
31  * {@link MemoryAddress} and {@link CLinker.VaList}.
32  *
33  * @implSpec
34  * Implementations of this interface are <a href="{@docRoot}/java.base/java/lang/doc-files/ValueBased.html">value-based</a>.
35  */
36 public interface Addressable {
37     /**
38      * Map this object into a {@link MemoryAddress} instance.
39      * @return the {@link MemoryAddress} instance associated with this object.
40      */
41     MemoryAddress address();
42 }