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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



 
GeneralNot usually Pin
Leng Vang30-Aug-18 9:51
Leng Vang30-Aug-18 9:51 
GeneralYou people don't know how to be Analy Retentive Pin
Mycroft Holmes29-Aug-18 14:03
professionalMycroft Holmes29-Aug-18 14:03 
GeneralRe: You people don't know how to be Analy Retentive Pin
CodeWraith30-Aug-18 0:02
CodeWraith30-Aug-18 0:02 
GeneralI don't, the beautifier does, as it is supposed to Pin
Franc Morales29-Aug-18 0:58
Franc Morales29-Aug-18 0:58 
GeneralRe: I don't, the beautifier does, as it is supposed to Pin
CodeWraith30-Aug-18 0:05
CodeWraith30-Aug-18 0:05 
GeneralHow is "Yes, mostly" that different from "It depends on the situation"? Pin
TNCaver28-Aug-18 7:46
TNCaver28-Aug-18 7:46 
GeneralRe: How is "Yes, mostly" that different from "It depends on the situation"? Pin
Sammuel Miranda29-Aug-18 10:04
professionalSammuel Miranda29-Aug-18 10:04 
GeneralRe: How is "Yes, mostly" that different from "It depends on the situation"? Pin
Jared Stroebele30-Aug-18 4:42
professionalJared Stroebele30-Aug-18 4:42 
GeneralOne line-it every time i can Pin
Sammuel Miranda28-Aug-18 7:43
professionalSammuel Miranda28-Aug-18 7:43 
GeneralRe: One line-it every time i can Pin
Richard Deeming29-Aug-18 5:05
mveRichard Deeming29-Aug-18 5:05 
GeneralRe: One line-it every time i can Pin
Sammuel Miranda29-Aug-18 9:55
professionalSammuel Miranda29-Aug-18 9:55 
GeneralRe: One line-it every time i can Pin
Kevin McFarlane30-Aug-18 2:16
Kevin McFarlane30-Aug-18 2:16 
GeneralRe: One line-it every time i can Pin
Sammuel Miranda4-Sep-18 6:17
professionalSammuel Miranda4-Sep-18 6:17 
GeneralBraces don't always help Pin
Marc Clifton28-Aug-18 3:09
mvaMarc Clifton28-Aug-18 3:09 
GeneralRe: Braces don't always help Pin
den2k8828-Aug-18 4:00
professionalden2k8828-Aug-18 4:00 
GeneralRe: Braces don't always help PinPopular
Mladen Janković28-Aug-18 4:31
Mladen Janković28-Aug-18 4:31 
GeneralRe: Braces don't always help Pin
Ravi Bhavnani1-Sep-18 12:48
professionalRavi Bhavnani1-Sep-18 12:48 
GeneralRe: Braces don't always help Pin
Daniel Wilianto7-Sep-18 17:33
Daniel Wilianto7-Sep-18 17:33 
GeneralRe: Braces don't always help Pin
TNCaver28-Aug-18 7:41
TNCaver28-Aug-18 7:41 
Yeah, but that's a rare mistake that doesn't argue either way for the uses of braces for reading clarity. Braces around a single line makes it easier to see that it is (or should be) part of the conditional or loop it follows, rather than just the next line in your code. And after 8 hours of staring at code, the indentations may not be enough without those braces.
If you think 'goto' is evil, try writing an Assembly program without JMP.

GeneralRe: Braces don't always help Pin
Daniel Wilianto7-Sep-18 17:35
Daniel Wilianto7-Sep-18 17:35 
GeneralBrace == indent Pin
kalberts28-Aug-18 2:30
kalberts28-Aug-18 2:30 
GeneralRe: Brace == indent Pin
Kewin Rausch29-Aug-18 2:57
professionalKewin Rausch29-Aug-18 2:57 
GeneralRe: Brace == indent Pin
kalberts30-Aug-18 2:59
kalberts30-Aug-18 2:59 
GeneralRe: Brace == indent Pin
Kewin Rausch30-Aug-18 23:07
professionalKewin Rausch30-Aug-18 23:07 
GeneralRe: Brace == indent Pin
kalberts31-Aug-18 1:56
kalberts31-Aug-18 1:56 

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