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Cleanup name handling in the Thread class and subclasses

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      We can simplify and cleanup up name() management

      - make name() return "const char *" and only cast away constness at API boundaries when essential
      - add type_name() so that we can avoid code like "if (t->is_VM_Thread()) print("VMThread");
      - Rename JavaThread::get_thread_name() to name() (no need for the extra indirection)
      - avoid need for special handling of NamedThread

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              dholmes David Holmes
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              dholmes David Holmes
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