I understand your frustration, unfortunately there is currently no resources in Aldebaran to work on a fix. It is a known issue however and it will be looked into when time and resources allow it.
However, I understand that you have a Pepper available, would it be possible for you to use the real pepper as a workaround for the emulator problem ?
I appreciate your quick response, even though it doesn't quite reduce the initial frustration you adequately diagnosed above.
You are correct with your assessment of the situation, however you will understand that using pepper for development purposes is quite a nuisance and a quick emulation of fresh code is much more viable, particularly since working from home is very much en vogue these days.
I would love for Aldebaran to at least hint towards potential error causes. Since this issue does not affect everybody, I suppose there has to be a feasible workaround that does not involve hacking the pepper SDK.