I am unsure if this is a problem with Idea's debugger only, or a general
limitation of the VM's debugger API:
I sometimes pause an application (without a breakpoint being hit), to investigate
it's state. E.g. when an error dialogs is shown I pause the application, then
go to the "AWT-EventQueue-0" thread and view its frames. Now when I do "Show Frame"
on a stacktrace frame, Idea opens the frame view with variables.
However all variables display
"Stack frame unavailable Cannot evaluate ]]>.toString()".
I can inspect all variables just fine (expanding them and see values), but Idea
cannot evaluate any expression.
Can someone shed light on this?