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authorHarry Wei <>2011-03-22 16:35:01 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2011-03-22 17:44:16 -0700
commit38829dc9d7b46b195ab99d62c8c53c21a7adc36b (patch)
treeff38cc7aa7965af81e2d5ee5f21e2724489269ec /Documentation
parent0bc825d240abcaf5ed6e9d59b44215b51718ef5b (diff)
Documentation/CodingStyle: flesh out if-else examples
There is a missing case for "Chapter 3: Placing Braces and Spaces". We often know we should not use braces where a single statement. The first case is: if (condition) action(); Another case is: if (condition) do_this(); else do_that(); However, I can not find a description of the second case. Signed-off-by: Harry Wei <> Cc: Randy Dunlap <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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@@ -168,6 +168,13 @@ Do not unnecessarily use braces where a single statement will do.
if (condition)
+if (condition)
+ do_this();
+ do_that();
This does not apply if one branch of a conditional statement is a single
statement. Use braces in both branches.