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Vijay Jagannathan
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Hello Ranchers,

I have been given to understand that a method signature consists of:
1> Name of the method
2> The parameter list of the method

and that the return type is not a part of this. Can you tell me if the "throws clause" is a part of the method signature?

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Vijay
 
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No, it's not. The term "method signature", as used in describing method overloading, includes neither the return type nor the exception declarations. Interestingly, the JVM internally refers to a method using a descriptor that does include the return type -- but still doesn't include the exceptions.
 
Vijay Jagannathan
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Thank you very much for clarifying this
Cheers
Vijay
 
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