in reply to No braces
When I was a C programmer, I often used the no-braces form, often to find out that I needed to add one more instruction and to add that instruction and braces afterwards. Now for simplicity I tend to avoid it altogether, because I feel the Perl way is simpler to my eye.
I sometimes make an exception when I have some pages I want indented in particular ways to make everything more readable and - ahem - better looking to the eye. Am I the only one who sometimes detaches form pretty-print styles to express emotions on the pages?