Would like verification that we will be working with the main tools vendors on this issue and an understanding of which vendors will adopt this functionality.
Most debugger creators will be interested in this, as the feature benefits their users who have large programs that get into a certain state, and need to make minor modifications. They won't have to shut down, recompile, re-start, and get back to the point. Huge time savings. The VM work necessary to accomplish this may be too large for the Merlin timeframe. Still under investigation.
HotSpot VM work - on which this depends - is 4151172.
Name: db100478 Date: 09/08/2000
Committing to merlin release