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"if" with no code block parenthesis

, 12 Feb 2011 CPOL
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Avoid using "if" with no code block parenthesis
Though it is supported, You should not use "if" without parenthesis for code block.

You should use:
// Your code 

and you should not use:

// Your code

One of my colleagues encountered the problem due to the unparenthesized "if".

The story goes like this:

His code was like this:
   System.out.println("This is log message to be printed on Console");
for( int i = 0; i < 10; i ++ )
    //Some important Code 
For final release, he globally replaced the System.out.println with //System.out.println so that all SOP statements would be commented.
But due the use of unparenthesized "if", the for loop went inside the if which was not desirable.

and the product started crashing.....

So the situation was ....Product was running properly if we keep all SOP.

After scanning the code throughly, we found out the culprit .....if with no code block parenthesis OMG | :OMG:


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Comments and Discussions

GeneralReason for my vote of 5 You learn something new every day. ... PinmemberZamirF15-Feb-11 10:17 
GeneralIndivara is completely correct - the issue is not so much th... PinmemberPete Goodsall14-Feb-11 3:37 
Indivara is completely correct - the issue is not so much the use or otherwise of brackets in the context described but that of insufficient / incorrect testing: your colleague was sloppy!
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 AGREED!! I don't even like the if's... PinmemberJoe119386911-Feb-11 6:41 
GeneralHave to agree with Indivara on this. PinmemberAlbert Holguin10-Feb-11 13:43 
GeneralGood. Pinmembershakil030400310-Feb-11 4:34 
GeneralI see the danger here, but the bigger issue seems to be glob... PinsubeditorIndivara9-Feb-11 23:40 
QuestionIS THERE ANY RULE ? Pinmembersudheer muhammed10-Feb-11 1:40 
AnswerRe: IS THERE ANY RULE ? PinmemberAbdur Rehman Raza Khan - dontumindit13-Feb-11 12:44 

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