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Re^2: Perl oddities

by DentArthurDent (Monk)
on Mar 01, 2005 at 16:16 UTC ( #435503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl oddities
in thread Perl oddities

Another alternative:
if ($condition) { do_something(); }
A couple of things:

1. I've found that the braceless if can slow me down when reading C code. I have to remember that the next command is the thing that's done.
2. Cuddling the braces around their control statements saves a lot of whitespace without much loss of readability. Consider the following extension of my suggestion above:

if ($condition) { do_something(); } else { if ($another_condition) { do_something_else(); } else { do_yet_a_third_thing(); } }
Just my $0.02
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