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return statement in try block

rajesh kumar rayavarapu

Joined: May 16, 2007
Posts: 12
Hi iam beginer to the java npls tell me the answer i have faced this question in on of the interview.

class demo

In the above program i have written return statement in try block,if exception is there in try block what happend(return is there in try block) and exception is not there in try block?

pls tell me i have faced this question two interviews yaaa
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sadhna singh

Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 29
If you will get an exception it will go to the catch and finally and if no exception then only finally.So return will not effect much.
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Dinesh Arora

Joined: Apr 18, 2007
Posts: 21
Here's the thing that you should burn in when it comes to TRY and CATCH.

1. No matter whether an exception is thrown or not, finally block will be executed!!!.

2. If an exception is thrown, return will not be executed, catch and then finally both will be executed.
Kaydell Leavitt
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
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I believe that the only way to prevent a finally-block from being executed is to call the method:


The fact that this prevents finally from being called may be a reason to throw an exception or an error instead of calling System.exit();

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