Operating system: Windows 7 x64
Graphics card: Radeon Pro Duo Polaris
When in edit mode, object hair particles are not visible. This makes it hard to create vertex groups around already placed objects when they are not visible in edit mode.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
See attached Blend file.
Tab into edit mode and you will see the object particles are not visible. Seems there needs to be a visibility toggle for edit mode. In 2.79b, the eye toggle worked in both object and edit mode.