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Exception in static block..

Abhineet Kapil
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Joined: Feb 08, 2010
Posts: 52

What will happen if an exception occurs in a static block///

class A{


sysout("static block started ");
int a = 0;
int b=500;
int c= 0;
sysout("static block finished");


sysout("Now i am in main");



What will be the output ?? ......

Please give explaination..
Sebastian Janisch
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Joined: Feb 23, 2009
Posts: 1183
What happened when you ran it ??

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Sona Patel
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Joined: Mar 30, 2009
Posts: 75
Hi Abhineet,

I tried your code which works fine without any exception. Then i changed division statement in static block to c=b/a. This time it gave following output -

static block started
Caused by: java.lang.ArithmeticException: / by zero
at test.<clinit>(
Exception in thread "main"

Static block is executed before execution of Main method starts. Any exception E if not caught in static block then If the class of E is not Error or one of its subclasses, then a new instance of the class ExceptionInInitializerError is created, with E as the argument, and used. But if a new instance of ExceptionInInitializerError cannot be created because an OutOfMemoryError occurs, then instead an OutOfMemoryError object in place of E is used.

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