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Okay.  Is there an external way to send a running ecj process a message to stop? 

Here is an simple example of how I could do this:
I could have ecj poll periodically for a file named "stop.txt" on the filesytem and if it exists, it would call Evolve.cleanup(state) and System.exit(0).  Then anytime I want to stop ecj, I just create the stop file and then delete it after ecj has stopped.

Is there currently a way to stop ecj using a similar technique or do I need to implement this myself?  Also, if I need to do this myself, can you think of a better way to do it than the example above?