The indentation of else branch should be unambiguous

  • AMBIGUOUS_ELSE_BRANCH
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This rule applies when else branches are indented ambiguously.

Without braces ({}), the else branch belongs to the nearest if statement. This rule detects an alarm when the else branch is ambiguously aligned with an outer if statement.

Noncompliant Code Example

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if (a)
    if (b)
        foo();
else // AMBIGUOUS_ELSE_BRANCH alarm
    bar();

Compliant Code Example

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if (a) {
    if (b) {
        foo();
    } else {
        bar();
    }
}
// or
if (a) {
    if (b) {
        foo();
    }
} else {
    bar();
}

Version

This rule was introduced in DeepScan 1.28.0.

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