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try, catch question

Jay Ashar
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Joined: Oct 13, 2002
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A 0
B 1
C 2
D 3
E 4

what will be the output of this code... this mock exam answer says ADE
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[ October 31, 2002: Message edited by: Jessica Sant ]

SCJP 1.4<br />SCWCD 1.3
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

Did you try running it??
The output of the program is 034, just like the mock exam answer.
during the first iteration of the code 'i' goes up to 2, 'j' goes down to 0
i/j ( -> 2/0) produces an ArithmeticException: Divide By Zero
which is caught by the catch (ArithmeticException e) and prints '0'
the finally is always executed and prints '3'
then the code exits the try/catch and prints '4'

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Ron Newman
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Joined: Jun 06, 2002
Posts: 1056
Did you try compiling and running it? That's the best way to understand the answers to questions like this.

Ron Newman - SCJP 1.2 (100%, 7 August 2002)
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