[Kaffe] problem with stack traces

Godmar Back gback at cs.utah.edu
Wed Feb 3 23:22:42 PST 1999

 You have a point, Tony.

Btw, 1.2 on Solaris prints this for Mo's example:

	at SomeClass.foo(Compiled Code)
	at SomeClass.run(Compiled Code)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Compiled Code)

    - Godmar

> Quoth Godmar Back on Wed, 3 February:
> : 
> : Mo, I implemented a quick version and checked it in:
> : It's not as pretty as Sun's which prints the basename of a SourceFile only,
> : but maybe we don't want that anyway cause it could be ambiguous.
> : 
> One is always reluctant to make a statement which might be interpreted
> as a request for someone else to write code, but that fear
> notwithstanding, I will mention, just FYI, that it is a marginally
> common practice to find one's callers by parsing the output of
>     (new Exception("traceback")).printStackTrace()
> I say "marginally common" because I have personal knowledge of at
> least three persons who have independently implemented such code!
> It would much simplify such code, if Kaffe could format tracebacks
> more nearly compatibly -- i.e. use the same separator characters, and
> significant elements per line, whitespace not being important.  (In
> the best of all possible worlds, Kaffe would set an example so good
> that Sun elects to standardize it, and implement a call-stack query
> extension to the reflection interface:-)  But I won't hold my breath.)

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