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JVM Thrown Exceptions/Programmatically thrown exceptions

Fu Dong Jia
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Joined: May 23, 2007
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Hi all!
I am not sure rogrammatically thrown exceptions is checked exceptions and JVM Thrown Exceptions is unchecked exceptions.
Is that right?
Thanks in advance!

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Fu Dong Jia
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Joined: May 23, 2007
Posts: 131
Additional question:
How can i distinguish which exception is checked exception and which one is unchecked exception?
Thanks in advance.
Kishore Kumar
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Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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RuntimeException and all the Exceptions that extend RuntimeException comes under Unchecked Exceptions. The rest are Checked Exceptions.
Kelvin Chenhao Lim
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Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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Hi Fudong,

No, the "programmatic-vs-JVM" distinction isn't the same as "checked-vs-unchecked". Interestingly, this question actually came up a few times recently, so let me copy and paste something I posted a few weeks ago that might help a little:

I'm not a fan of the term "thrown programmatically" as a supposed contrast to "thrown by the JVM". In my opinion, it's much clearer to think of it as "thrown explicitly" (a.k.a. "programmatically") versus "thrown implicitly" (a.k.a. "by the JVM").

Using this terminology, an "explicitly thrown" exception is one that can only be thrown in Java code using a "throws" or "assert" statement, i.e. there must be some expression of programmer intent to (possibly) cause an exception at that point. On the other hand, an "implicitly thrown" exception is one that can occur even in expressions that have neither a "throws" or "assert". Most of these are the result of abruptly completed evaluations, e.g. dereferencing a null reference or an integer division by zero.

Hopefully this way of differentiating exceptions will help clarify this concept. Also, it may be helpful to read what the JLS has to say about the causes of exceptions.

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