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what is diff between error and exception

 
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what is the difference between an error and an exception. Anyone please list out the differences in programatic way.

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Error and Exception are both classes in java.lang, so a good place to start is the API.
[ June 18, 2007: Message edited by: marc weber ]
 
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Error:
An error is an irrecoverable condition occurring at runtime. Such as OutOfMemory error. These JVM errors and you can not repair them at runtime.
Exceptions:
While exceptions are conditions that occur because of bad input etc. e.g. FileNotFoundException will be thrown if the specified file does not exist. Or a NullPointerException will take place if you try using a null reference. In most of the cases it is possible to recover from an exception (probably by giving user a feedback for entering proper values etc.).
Hope this make you clear!
Good Luck!!!
[ June 19, 2007: Message edited by: Aaron Raja ]
 
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