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IllegalArgumentException, Bummer looks like you did not catch the exception.

I have been tasked this: The code in Main.java is going to throw an IllegalArgumentException when the drive method is called. Catch it and warn the user.

this is my code:

public class Main { public static void main(String[] args) { GoKart kart = new GoKart("yellow"); if (kart.isBatteryEmpty()) { System.out.println("The battery is empty"); } kart.drive(2);

     try {
       System.out.println("This will never happen");

} catch (IllegalArgumentException iae) { System.out.println("Whoa There!"); System.out.printf("The error was: %s\n", iae.getMessage()); } } }

But im getting: Bummer! Looks like you didn't catch the exception.

How can i fix this and why does my code not work.

2 Answers

Benjamin Barslev Nielsen
Benjamin Barslev Nielsen
18,958 Points

It is the statement


that throws the exception and since this is not inside your try block, you do not catch that exception.

Please help me