I'm reviewing some new code. The program has a try and a finally block only. Since the catch block is excluded, how does the try block work if it encounters an exception or anything throwable? Does it just go directly to the finally block?
If any of the code in the try block can throw a checked exception, it has to appear in the throws clause of the method signature. If an unchecked exception is thrown, it's bubbled out of the method.
The finally block is always executed, whether an exception is thrown or not.