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RuntimeException v/s IllgealAccessException ?

vijay gardiner
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 26, 2002
Posts: 14
I've a program A :
class A {
static void demoproc() {
try {
System.out.println("inside demoproc: ");
throw new RuntimeException("demo");
} finally {System.out.println("finally in A "); }
}
public static void main(String args[]){
try {
demoproc();
} catch(RuntimeException e) {
System.out.println("caught ");
}
}
}

I've program B like :
class B {
static void demoproc() {
try {
System.out.println("inside demoproc: ");
throw new IllegalAccessException("demo");
} finally {System.out.println("finally in A "); }
}
public static void main(String args[]){
try {
demoproc();
} catch(IllegalAccessException e) {
System.out.println("caught ");
}
}
}
The program "A" works, but "B" end in compilation errors, the only difference between the above two is "RuntimeException" and "IllegalAccessException", why is that? Could anyone explain that please??
Vijay
Roy Ben Ami
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 13, 2002
Posts: 732
RuntimeException is a runtime exception
that means that if u want to throw one of those u dont need to declare it in the method that throws it.
however IllegalAccessEXception is a checked exception.
that means that the method that throws one of those need to declare it.
add this to the method declaration:
static void demoproc() throws IllegalAccessException
then it will compile and run.
(notice the s in throws ) which means we just delaring to the compiler that this method may throw an exception of that kind.
 
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