David Masover wrote:
> Rick DeNatale wrote:
>> On the other hand, I've always found leaving out parentheses in Ruby 
>> code,
>> "just because you can" to tend to look far stranger to my eye than 
>> putting
>> them in. In fact, sometimes when reading code without them I find myself
>> having to read very slowly in order to figure out just how Ruby is 
>> parsing
>> what I'm reading.
>>   
> 
> I found that after a few days of deliberately only using parentheses 
> when needed, combined with a decent editor with synatx highlighting, and 
> I no longer need them at all. I don't find code unreadable with them -- 
> I have to work in JavaScript, after all -- but I don't have a problem 
> without them, and they do get annoying sometimes.

Same here.  I think of them as FGPs: Feel-good parentheses, used because 
they make people accustomed to C or Java feel more comfortable, though 
they do not contribute any real code value.



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