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Infinite loop in Exception ??

 
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public class Test3{
public static void main(String args[]){
System.out.println(method());
}
public static int method(){
try{
throw new Exception();
}
catch(Exception e){
throw new Exception();
}
finally{
return 3;
}
}
}

In the above code the catch block itself is throwing an Exception, so was thinking it will be an infinite loop kind off thing. I choose the answer for this as compilation error, but when I executed the o/p was 3.

Can anyone explain why ??

Thanks,
JP
 
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The thrown exception (from the catch block) is passed up the call stack, it does not reenter the same catch block. This is an example of what's known as "re-throwing" the exception.
 
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