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Rule:  StrictException8

Synopsis:Use the try-with-resources statement to ensure resources are closed
Severity Level:4

Java 7 introduced the try-with-resources statement. This statement ensures that each resource is closed at the end of the statement. It avoids the need of explicitly closing the resources in a finally block. Additionally exceptions are better handled: If an exception occurred both in the try block and finally block, then the exception from the try block was suppressed. With the try-with-resources statement, the exception thrown from the try-block is preserved.
public class TryWithResources {
    public void run() {
        InputStream in = null;
        try {
            in = openInputStream();
            int i = in.read();
        } catch (IOException e) {
        } finally {
            try {
                if (in != null) in.close();
            } catch (IOException ignored) {
                // ignored

        // better use try-with-resources
        try (InputStream in2 = openInputStream()) {
            int i = in2.read();