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Java division by zero doesnt throw an ArithmeticException – why?

Why doesn’t this code throw an ArithmeticException? Take a look:

public class NewClass {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // TODO code application logic here
        double tab[] = {1.2, 3.4, 0.0, 5.6};

        try {
            for (int i = 0; i < tab.length; i++) {
                tab[i] = 1.0 / tab[i];
            }
        } catch (ArithmeticException ae) {
            System.out.println("ArithmeticException occured!");
        }
    }
}

I have no idea!

Answer

Why can’t you just check it yourself and throw an exception if that is what you want.

    try {
        for (int i = 0; i < tab.length; i++) {
            tab[i] = 1.0 / tab[i];

            if (tab[i] == Double.POSITIVE_INFINITY ||
                    tab[i] == Double.NEGATIVE_INFINITY)
                throw new ArithmeticException();
        }
    } catch (ArithmeticException ae) {
        System.out.println("ArithmeticException occured!");
    }