I've also heard this complain and I agree with you: it stems from people so used to other languages that it looks foreign.
in reply to Re: Perverse Unreadable Code
in thread Perverse Unreadable Code
Personally, I tend not to put the if after the statement unless the statement will be executed most of the time. Then when it comes to maintenance and someone is scanning the code, they will often see that and understand that it's the norm rather than the exception.
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