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What might go wrong inside the outer try{} block which would cause an exception?

Answer:

(1) One of the files might not open. (2) There might be an error in reading from a file. (3) There might be an error in writing to a file. (4) One of the files might not close.

FileNotFoundException

All of those problems are IOExceptions so the outer try{} could catch them all with one catch{} block. But this one block would not be very specific about which type of error it caught. The constructors for FileInputStream and FileOutputStream throw FileNotFoundException when there is a problem. Its catch{} block should preceed the one for IOException.

Here is the program so far:

    . . . . 
try
{
  instr = 
  outstr = 
  try
  {
  }
  catch ( EOFException  eof )
  {
  }

}

catch( ______________________ )
{
}

catch( ______________________ )
{
}

QUESTION 19:

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