Information about possible JDB enhancements
jakob at jcornell.net
Fri Jun 18 19:31:13 UTC 2021
I'm hoping to become an OpenJDK contributor in order to make some enhancements to JDB, which is my go-to tool for Java debugging. As an example, JDB currently ignores empty commands, and I hope to make a change so that entering an empty command results in the previous command being rerun (as users coming from GDB will expect). I would also be interested in investigating implementation of conditional breakpoints, assuming JDI supports this (I'm not familiar with it).
I get the sense that these changes may not be priorities for the OpenJDK development community (or perhaps may not even be desired), and so I'm writing to try to get a sense of whether I'd be able to find someone willing to sponsor changes like these. If the answer is no then I shouldn't bother to look into creating patches. Can anybody speak to the feasability of this? Also, is there a more targeted mailing list I should use?
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