As this blog has documented, for most of my summer I’ve been coding in Java. From week to week, I’ve been experiencing the progress of my practice. Tonight, I noticed that I now prefer using inline curly braces rather than place them by themselves on a new line. For me, the decision came down to style. I like my code to be compact and clean. At the same time, another reason I like the inline curlies is that I don’t hate them anymore. What I mean by that is when I create a new Class with Eclipse, I actually went through the trouble of selecting the first curly brace provided by the IDE and then pushing it over on to the next line. So yes, every time I wrote out a sample code, and then for every repetition of my Ten-Times routine, I knocked the curly brace over. But now, I like the curly brace where it is.
What can I say, I guess I’m leveling up.