Debugging ANSI tests

Mark Evenson evenson at
Thu Feb 4 12:59:16 UTC 2016

On 2/4/16 09:30, Alessio Stalla wrote:
> Hi list,
> in my local copy of ABCL I broke some ANSI tests related to packages and
> that's not good. I'm lazy so I'm asking here: does someone have a ready
> recipe to debug the ANSI tests, in particular to place breakpoints inside
> ABCL's Java code while it is executing the tests? In the minute or so I
> spent thinking about it before getting lazy, I couldn't figure out how to
> pass the jdwp incantation to the JVM launched by Ant when testing.

As for setting a breakpoint in the source automatically, I think that
would be trés cool, but have no practical suggestions.  I would be very
interested in sketching up an abstraction for this to start figuring out
how do this.

As for invoking JVM with JDWP messages, I am not exactly sure either,
but the [`` ant target][1] shows how to do the
simpler task of forking a JVM configured to communicate to a JPDA client
which I think is the first step in getting to JDWP.


Interested in hearing further progress from your side.

"A screaming comes across the sky.  It has happened before, but there
is nothing to compare to it now."

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