can anyone confirm if this works?

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    Works in JS
    Works in php
    Probably works in a lot of langauges as EOL isn't bound by logical operators
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    Yes, tested with https://try.dot.net
    if (1==1)
    // empty

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    @rEaL-jOkEr Ah.. new account I see
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    Yes, this will probably run in most languages. It's the same thing as


    A very common way of clearing a buffer is to do


    When the buffer is empty, it will return null, and the loop will end.

    This is allowed because it (like most other control structures) looks for a single block of code after it's declared. That's why you can omit brackets when you only need a single statement after an if.

    The brackets act as a single statement: a scope statement. You increase the depth of the scope and put code in it.

    A blank statement is still a statement. So just ending the line with a semicolon should be allowed by most control structures in most languages
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    @bkwilliams what about

    if (1 != 1)?

    Does this run, too?
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    It will work.
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    This is not threat. You are basically telling the compiler, if you don't execute that 'if', there is nothing else I can do.
    That's more like pleading
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    @AlgoRythm I don’t know why I never understood why the input buffer would clear when throwing it in an if statement before. I always had the issue of clearing it until I read online that you could do that.
    If(std::cin >> input)

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious.....it was fucking scope all along lmao. Why didn’t I think of that? *smacks forehead*
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    It looks like quite a good code signature to use
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    I'm pretty sure compiler will ignore this (at least at C++)

    Nowadays compilers are pretty smart and they will ignore useless code, and try to optimize other code
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