Java Programming - Assertions - Discussion

4. 

Which of the following statements is true?

[A]. It is sometimes good practice to throw an AssertionError explicitly.
[B]. Private getter() and setter() methods should not use assertions to verify arguments.
[C]. If an AssertionError is thrown in a try-catch block, the finally block will be bypassed.
[D]. It is proper to handle assertion statement failures using a catch (AssertionException ae) block.

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Option A is correct because it is sometimes advisable to thrown an assertion error even if assertions have been disabled.

Option B is incorrect because it is considered appropriate to check argument values in private methods using assertions.

Option C is incorrect; finally is never bypassed.

Option D is incorrect because AssertionErrors should never be handled.


Sheetal said: (Feb 7, 2015)  
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