JDK-8042121 : Support default and static interface methods in JDI, JDWP and JDB
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-svc
  • Affected Version: 1.8
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Other
  • Submitted: 2014-04-29
  • Updated: 2016-03-08
  • Resolved: 2014-04-29
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Since JDK 8 it is possible to have static methods in interfaces. However, there is no way to execute them from debugger.
Static method in classes can be run by com.sun.jdi.ClassType.invokeMethod(). But there is missing corresponding com.sun.jdi.InterfaceType.invokeMethod().

In addition, when an invocation of a default method is attempted it results in error.
I see these methods in 8u40, not in 8u20.

This is a cloned issue. It is not supposed to contain the link to any of the backports of the original issue. Closing.