Your post is very good and matches the way I feel very closely. ++
If it's truly a one-off and you never have to maintain it, style isn't as important as completeness and correctness.
Agreed. But I would like to add that I don't expect code I get to see to be a one-offs, and criticize all style flaws in code I'm asked to comment on.
In other words: one better not bothers others with one-offs.
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