True enough... you have every right to be an idiot.Because I had a problem (that I solved myself in 3 minutes) and I didn't ask you to teach me the truth about gotos or inline functions, or teamworking, or code-style-marketing. That was just something you wanted to do.
If your job vitally depends on variable definition being on one single line instead of two, I'd really change my job if I were you.
My job does depend on fulfilling requests in a functional way and I'm not gonna be fired tomorrow, so I guess all this arguing is kinda futile.
I know perfectly how to write an if and a normal error handling "hey guys something is wrong let's quit it" but if I _don't_ want to use it I guess it's none of your business.