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Why the exception in catch block is not shown in the output. Output of the above code is Peace.

 
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Gurneeraj,
Its generally not a good practice to return from finally block. It disregards an exception thrown as the case here has been.

Check this-:
return inside finally
[ March 22, 2008: Message edited by: pranav bhatt ]
 
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Hey gurneeraj,

Thanks for putting such a nice question , it made me learnt so many new things.

i tried playing with your code , i found the below things:

1)Here strange thing was throwing exception in catch block without declaring it or catching it there only , it tried to take the controll out of catch block , but as we know as soon as catch block finishes , it executes finally in any case and from there you have return statement which made it return to caller with no probs.

2)When i commented your devide by Zero line and removed return statement from fianly it made it to return Error as string from catch block.
It worked like this :As soon as it saw return stat in catch , it jumped to execute finally block , it finished it and then came back to return stat
in catch block.

3)When i just comented devide by zero line and didnt comment return in finaly it made it to return peace and once the control is gone back from finally block , then having return stat in catch doesnt make sense.This was the case in your original question.

I hope it makes your doubt clear.

Ranchers please put some light


Thanks
Vishal
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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