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in reply to Re^2: Perl program to search files
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Agree. This seems to be a matter of personal taste as indicated by the discussion at: A matter of style: how to perform a simple action based on a simple condition?

In addition to preferring block-if to postfix-if I always use the multi-line form of block-if. Why? Consider changing:

if ($VERBOSE) { PRINT("SEARCHING ..."); }
to:
if ($VERBOSE) { # Do something else here ... or just add a clarifying comment PRINT("SEARCHING ..."); }
With multi-line block-if that's an easy to understand one line change and easier to understand at a glance when looking at the change history of the file in version control. OTOH, with postfix-if, adding a second statement to the if condition requires making more and harder-to-understand code changes.