java.lang.VerifyError: Illegal target of jump or branch … possible cause!

I got this error the other day. It usually happens when you have crazy methods which are too long. But in my situation that wasn’t the case. I found out through trial and error that I was throwing a RuntimeException which it didn’t like.

All I had in my code was :

This somehow confused my compiler, probably because it realised that there was unreachable code after throwing this runtime. You need to trick the compiler better by throwing a RuntimeException like this :

This solved my VerifyError problem in my case anyway…

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