Always write if statements with braces

This tip submitted by Webmaster on 2004-12-29 00:00:00. It has been viewed 48815 times.
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By putting braces around every block of code you write, you ensure that future edits won't introduce bizarre bugs.

If you have a one-line if statement:

if(<condition>)
    execute();


you should still surround
execute();


with braces:
if(<condition>)
{
    execute();
}


Now, if you go back and add a second instruction
if(<condition>)
{
    execute();
    execute2();
}


you don't have to worry about putting in the braces, and you know that you won't forget to put them in.



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