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Re: A matter of style: how to perform a simple action based on a simple condition?by BrowserUk (Pope)
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I find all of the justifictions in support of option 3 over option 2 utterly bogus.
Otherwise I use option 2.
I see no advantage in option 3, beyond the need for a else. And I'm, as likely as not to code that as:
But then, I've been used to postfix conditions and loops--including nested postfixes, which I was pleased to see made it into Perl6--since Basic Plus days, 25+ years ago.
I wouldn't mandate them upon anyone, but I abhor them being demonised.
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