Using Exceptions with Abstract Classes

A common question regarding abstract classes is how to use exceptions with their method declarations. What exceptions can an inheriting method throw with respect to the inherited method? Consider the following class, whose single method throws one exception: IOException.

public abstract class AbstractPrinter {

abstract void printMessage(String msg) throws IOException;

The implementation of this abstract class is shown in To implement an abstract class, you simply extend it, just as you would extend any other class, using the extends keyword.

 package net.javagarage.demo.abstractclasses; import; public class PrinterImpl extends AbstractPrinter { void ...

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