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() or []?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bassrique, May 12, 2011.


  1. I'm guilty of using brackets when I should be using parentheses. The brackets are just easier to reach.

    I wonder if I should be reaching out that extra inch for the sake of propriety? I also wonder if people on the internet look slightly down on bracket abusers like me?
     
  2. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    People? Some but the board software starts looking for codes and if the computers become self aware....well I understand a Terminator is in search of a job.
     
  3. I usually use the () but who cares...[it's the internet]
     
  4. In language, I don't care.
    In math, it makes a big difference.
     
  5. Is there a time when bracket are appropriate?

    Other than fixing quotes up or using them within parentheses, I don't think I ever use them.
     
  6. fmoore200

    fmoore200

    Mar 22, 2011
    NYC
    +2
     
  7. Depends on the language. :D
     
  8. mcbosler

    mcbosler

    May 12, 2000
    Plano, TX
    [()()]

    I use 'em like so. Note that this was not an attempt to draw boobies.
     

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