in reply to Re: Perl oddities
in thread Perl oddities

Which is more important - do_something() or $condition? The important bit should be left-most in indentation. I have often found
if (really_long_and_boring_condition) do_something_useful()

to be much harder to read in C. Plus, people seem to feel that just cause you don't have braces means you don't have to follow proper indentation practices. (Not that braces always help, but it allows me to bounce on % in (g)vi(m).)

Personally, I prefer the following alternatives:

do_something_useful() if really_long_and_boring_condition; # Or ... really_long_and_boring_condition && do_something_useful();

Depending on which is more important to understanding the program's flow.

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