> Put your hands down. Notice that everyone that says it's bad form is
> doing so on purely ideological basis. I challenge them to show one good
> _practical_ case where it's truly "bad".

You're working on the assumption that violating idiom or convention
isn't bad. As far as I'm concerned, it's very bad, because that's
where the root of many unpleasant and hard-to-find bugs lie.

My hand is staying up.

Martin