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new problem on try-catch

deepesh mathur
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Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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in a recent post i've learned that there is no method to prevent finally block to be executed but one of my teachers told me that it is possible by using :;
(in the try block)
really confused please help...
Bert Bates

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this strange, corner-case of a topic is NOT on the exam - relax!

Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
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Kelvin Chenhao Lim
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I'm pretty sure your teacher meant "System.exit(0)" instead of "". The latter is invalid syntax. As far as I know, invoking System.exit() is the only way to stop a finally block from being executed--and that's because System.exit() immediately terminates all threads and shuts down the JVM. This isn't really a corner case, but it's an extremely bad practice (to say the least).

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deepesh mathur
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so it's not a matter of real concern..
thanks everyone..
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