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can a static block through exception?

 
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Can a Static Block through exception? What happens if exception occurs in static block.
 
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Based on my tests, it appears that:
  • A static block can throw any Exception as long as it's handled within the static block (not re-thrown to a level outside the block).
  • A static block can generate an unchecked exception, but...
  • A static block can not explicitly throw an unchecked exception without handling it. When this is attempted, a compilation error results: "initializer must be able to complete normally."
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