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Exception Handling

Ramesh Pramuditha Rathnayake
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Joined: Oct 31, 2012
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Why line 9 gives compile error while line 5 is being compiled..?
(This error occurs in JDK 1.7 only!)

Stephan van Hulst

Joined: Sep 20, 2010
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The compiler reasons that the only type of Exception that you can catch in your catch-block is a runtime exception, which you may always rethrow without having to declare it.

Change the empty comment line to throw a non-runtime exception and you will see that the compiler will complain the same way for line 5.

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