|Re: Requested features [message #636112 is a reply to message #636034]
||Fri, 29 October 2010 11:02
| Krum Tsvetkov
Registered: July 2009
Thanks for the nice feedback!
I wanted to start with a comment on your statement about contributing to the project. We, the developers in these project are very open for any kind of contributions (at least I think so, and I tried to go for such openness).
And here by contributions I don't mean just code, but all kind of feedback, critique, ideas, bug reports and bug patches, and so on.
When it comes to contributing code, I know that our current API documentation is no as good as it should be. But we are trying to improve in the area - we are adding some Wiki pages (still under construction) which should serve like a developer guide to writing extensions to MAT. I'll post the links once they are in a better shape.
Now about your concrete suggestion - the problem with heap dumps is that we in general cannot recognize one and the same object in two dumps. The objects do not have stable IDs, they are identified by the addresses, which change when a GC occurs. So what we can compare are some aggregations (say on class level).
I have to look into more details into your idea and see if this can fit somehow. If you think it is useful, despite the limitation I just mentioned - we'll discuss it.
So far for now from me. I'll spend some more time looking at this and comment again.
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