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This page summarizes all the work that must be done to add Java™ 8 support to JDT Debug.

Current Status at a Glance

Java 8 features
Default Methods Lambda Expressions Type Annotations Method References


   Completely implemented

Partially implemented or "can be improved"

Not tested yet

Current Status

The following work items for Java 8 support:

  • Bug 421938 - [1.8] ExecutionEnvironmentDescription#getVMArguments does not preserve VM arguments
  • Bug 422016 - [1.8] Having reference expressions or lambdas in file triggers warning for missing line numbers
  • Bug 422029 - [1.8] Enable debug evaluation support for default methods
  • Bug 427075 - [1.8] Unable to set breakpoint in interface methods
  • Bug 427077 - [1.8] Unable to evaluate expressions in the context of an interface
  • Bug 427082 - [1.8] Hover does not show variable's value while debugging in lambda expression
  • Bug 427089 - [1.8] Debugger evaluations fail silently with lambdas or method references
  • Bug 428862 - [1.8] Unable to install breakpoint

Remaining Work

The remaining work items for Java 8 support:

  • Bug 421806 - [1.8] Debug support for Java 8
  • Bug 422015 - [1.8] Handle debugger stack frames containing function objects and lambda implementation methods
  • Bug 426903 - [1.8] Cannot evaluate super call to default method
  • Bug 427086 - [1.8] Cannot continue debugging -Obsolete methods on the stack
  • Bug 427110 - [1.8] Open Actual Type / Hierarchy in Variables view for lambda and method reference
  • Bug 430839 - [1.8] Cannot inspect static method of interface

How to Test

  1. Get the debug source from the JDT Debug git repo.
  2. Follow the instructions on testing the Java™ 8 support on the JDT Core wiki page.