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When coding, do you put braces around single nested statements?

Survey period: 27 Aug 2018 to 3 Sep 2018

When coding using a language with braces, that is.

OptionVotes% 
Yes, always47536.48
Yes, mostly27120.81
Depends on the situation25019.20
Not usually16612.75
Never785.99
I don't code using a language with braces624.76



 
GeneralRe: Depends on the else Pin
Paulo Zemek28-Aug-18 11:19
Paulo Zemek28-Aug-18 11:19 
GeneralBrace for Impact! Pin
MacSpudster27-Aug-18 10:39
professionalMacSpudster27-Aug-18 10:39 
GeneralNo? Pin
dandy7227-Aug-18 6:47
dandy7227-Aug-18 6:47 
Generalbut what about... Pin
Dennis E White27-Aug-18 4:56
professionalDennis E White27-Aug-18 4:56 
GeneralRe: but what about... Pin
kalberts28-Aug-18 1:03
kalberts28-Aug-18 1:03 
GeneralRe: but what about... Pin
Kevin McFarlane30-Aug-18 1:23
Kevin McFarlane30-Aug-18 1:23 
GeneralRe: but what about... Pin
Leng Vang30-Aug-18 8:41
Leng Vang30-Aug-18 8:41 
GeneralRarely omitted Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Aug-18 3:28
W Balboos, GHB27-Aug-18 3:28 
When omitted, it's usually by deletion.

They get popped in by habit - and even if only one statement follows there's no reason to remove them. It's to create a visual convention - you (at least my) eyes have everything grouped for them, indent levels almost always co-re-inforeced with something like:
if(the beginning) {
  some_silly_possibility();
} // if(the beginning)

There are conventions (my own, obviously) for else's, too. Similar for all code-blocks. Even when source is well out of sight you know the beginning and the end (and which/where to insert/delete code and/or braces).

Even if not via some (so-called) standard, it is visually obvious to any onlooker, and that's the real point.

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GeneralIt's like deja-vu, all over again... Pin
littleGreenDude27-Aug-18 2:30
littleGreenDude27-Aug-18 2:30 
GeneralIts habit... Pin
koolprasad200326-Aug-18 20:55
professionalkoolprasad200326-Aug-18 20:55 
GeneralRe: Its habit... Pin
Kevin McFarlane28-Aug-18 3:33
Kevin McFarlane28-Aug-18 3:33 
GeneralMy Rule of Thumb Pin
Rick York26-Aug-18 20:48
mveRick York26-Aug-18 20:48 
GeneralReSharper Pin
Efe Erdoğru26-Aug-18 20:34
professionalEfe Erdoğru26-Aug-18 20:34 
GeneralRe: ReSharper Pin
Daniel Pfeffer26-Aug-18 20:46
professionalDaniel Pfeffer26-Aug-18 20:46 
GeneralRe: ReSharper Pin
Graeme_Grant26-Aug-18 21:51
mvaGraeme_Grant26-Aug-18 21:51 
GeneralRe: ReSharper Pin
GKP19921-Sep-18 2:33
professionalGKP19921-Sep-18 2:33 
GeneralThere is only one time when I don't. PinPopular
OriginalGriff26-Aug-18 20:30
mveOriginalGriff26-Aug-18 20:30 
GeneralRe: There is only one time when I don't. Pin
W Balboos, GHB27-Aug-18 3:20
W Balboos, GHB27-Aug-18 3:20 
GeneralMost single statements won't stay single PinPopular
henningbenk26-Aug-18 20:24
professionalhenningbenk26-Aug-18 20:24 
GeneralRe: Most single statements won't stay single Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic27-Aug-18 2:57
Nemanja Trifunovic27-Aug-18 2:57 
GeneralRe: Most single statements won't stay single Pin
dandy7227-Aug-18 6:55
dandy7227-Aug-18 6:55 
GeneralRe: Most single statements won't stay single Pin
Erik Burd27-Aug-18 12:34
professionalErik Burd27-Aug-18 12:34 
GeneralRe: Most single statements won't stay single Pin
Kevin McFarlane28-Aug-18 3:30
Kevin McFarlane28-Aug-18 3:30 
GeneralRe: Most single statements won't stay single Pin
kalberts28-Aug-18 1:35
kalberts28-Aug-18 1:35 
GeneralNearly always Pin
PIEBALDconsult26-Aug-18 18:15
mvePIEBALDconsult26-Aug-18 18:15 

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