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double.parseDouble() - Exception

 
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try {

double val = double.parseDouble("fsd");
} catch(IllegalArgumentException ex) {

}

Is it good to catch parent exception(IllegalArgumentException) of NumberFormatException ?
 
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In my opinion catching specific exception is better. It enables you to do different things in the catch block... like assigning a default value and move on during a number format exception or exit the method and throw exception when you get an IllegalArgument exception
 
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