statement is not reachable

Jarrett Billingsley jarrett.billingsley at
Thu Mar 5 15:13:57 PST 2009

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Qian Xu <quian.xu at> wrote:
> Hi Jarrett,
> but I need an exception here. This is an unexpected case. I want no instance
> to be create in this case.

By the time the constructor runs, an instance has already been
created.  But if you throw an exception in the ctor, it's impossible
for a reference to that instance to be stored anywhere, unless you
store it within the ctor itself, i.e.

    someGlobal = this;
    throw new Exception("foo!");

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