allowing braces around suites

Christophe Cavalaria chris.cavalaria at
Sun Aug 29 00:12:32 CEST 2004

Igor V. Rafienko wrote:

> [ Paul McGuire ]
> [ ... ]
>> In fact, you can cite examples on this argument in either direction;
> I am a bit curious, what are the arguments _against_ an explicit
> end-of-block marker? Does such a marker create any problems? (I know
> that it solves a couple, though).

It's unpythonic ?

> As a side note -- my last employer had absolutely horrible coding
> conventions. No one liked them (developers and management included).
> However, everyone had to comply, and despite an occasional nastiness,
> the bug that you illustrated could not have happened in that
> environment, because _every_ if was required to have its body within
> braces.

Well, there are worse coding conventions than that. Remember that chaining
unbraced if and else if becomes ambiguous.

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