JDK-8049234 : Add support for running/debugging bootstrap tools in IntelliJ
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javac
  • Affected Version: 9
  • Priority: P4
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2014-07-03
  • Updated: 2014-08-29
  • Resolved: 2014-07-22
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Netbeans has a nice feature to run/debug bootstrap langtools tools - this is very useful in cases where the build partially succeds - i.e. the compiler sources compile, but the bootstrap compiler fails to re-compile all the compiler sources. This is a nasty situation to be in as there's typically not much that can be done, other than adding debug statements in the code, or debugging the bootstrap compiler from command line.