Our coding standards highly recommended *not* using braces following a conditional when there is a single expression


I propose to amend this so that it is highly recommended to always use braces.


By not using braces to form a block there is an opportunity to introduce a bug if a programmer adds another expression and fails to notice braces are now needed to preserve program logic. Always using braces is simple defensive programming practice and is recommended by many coding standards. Practical experience has shown the failure to introduce braces when none were there previously is a common mistake which introduces bugs often not found until much later, this can be eliminated by always using braces, readability is not compromised.

John Dennis <jden...@redhat.com>

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