On Wed, 06 Feb 2013 08:29:30 -0800 Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
JCH> Is it ever (as opposed to "not always") possible to omit braces?
Oh yes! Not that I recommend it, and I'm not even going to touch on
Perl Golf :)
JCH> It sounds as if we encourage the use of statement modifiers, which
JCH> certainly is not what I want to see.
Yup. I think I captured that in the patch, but please feel free to
revise it after applying or throw it back to me.
JCH> You probably would want to mention that opening braces for
JCH> "if/else/elsif" do not sit on their own line, and closing braces for
JCH> them will be followed the next "else/elseif" on the same line
JCH> instead, but that is part of "most of the C guidelines above apply"
JCH> so it may be redundant.
>> - Don't abuse statement modifiers (unless $youmust).
JCH> It does not make a useful guidance to leave $youmust part
JCH> Incidentally, your sentence is a good example of where use of
JCH> statement modifiers is appropriate: $youmust is rarely true.
I was trying to be funny, honestly. But OK; reworded.
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