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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 PinPopular
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 Pin
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 
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 
Explicit delimiters are present also in math, and are a necessary element of it. Want to say that is useless to use them since you can get how the equation goes out of the context? I think not.

From time to time, I see this idea of programming using natural language coming out. Something like: "hey, how good will be if we can program as we speak?". Useless to say I consider this a constrain to programming, which I see as a way more wide world.

Not to mention that people can associate different meanings to the same sentence, and this usually leads to (sometimes fatal) accidents. I don't wish to see this happening in programming. It shall be, in my opinion, something that should not be possible to read in another distorted way (depending on the mood or the context).

Just like math, parenthesis et all are there for a reason; skip them, and you wont pass the exam.
GeneralRe: Brace == indent Pin
kalberts31-Aug-18 1:56
kalberts31-Aug-18 1:56 

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