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VMThrowable.java

/* java.lang.VMThrowable -- VM support methods for Throwable.
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/*
Robert Lougher 17/11/2003.
Minor modifications have been made to this Classpath reference
implementation to adapt it to work with JamVM.
*/

package java.lang;

/**
 * VM dependant state and support methods for Throwable.
 * It is deliberately package local and final and should only be accessed
 * by the Throwable class.
 * <p>
 * This is the GNU Classpath reference implementation, it should be adapted
 * for a specific VM. The reference implementation does nothing.
 *
 * @author Mark Wielaard (mark@klomp.org)
 */
00056 final class VMThrowable
{
  /* Stacktrace information in JamVM internal format.  This is
     converted on request to StackTraceElement[].  This is more
     space, and CPU efficient */
  private Object backtrace;

  /**
   * Private contructor, create VMThrowables with fillInStackTrace();
   */
00066   private VMThrowable() { }

  /**
   * Fill in the stack trace with the current execution stack.
   * Called by <code>Throwable.fillInStackTrace()</code> to get the state of
   * the VM. Can return null when the VM does not support caputing the VM
   * execution state.
   *
   * @return a new VMThrowable containing the current execution stack trace.
   * @see Throwable#fillInStackTrace()
   */
  native static VMThrowable fillInStackTrace(Throwable t);

  /**
   * Returns an <code>StackTraceElement</code> array based on the execution
   * state of the VM as captured by <code>fillInStackTrace</code>.
   * Called by <code>Throwable.getStackTrace()</code>.
   *
   * @return a non-null but possible zero length array of StackTraceElement.
   * @see Throwable#getStackTrace()
   */
  native StackTraceElement[] getStackTrace(Throwable t);
}

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