https://review.coreboot.org/c/coreboot/+/51825 proposes getting rid of the rule to make if-statement blocks (and the like) as short as possible. The rationale is to encourage a style that avoids subtle bugs which then need to be found by tooling such as Coverity Scan and fixed by commits like https://review.coreboot.org/51786.
Julius disagrees and requests wider discussion, specifically on the mailing list. So here we are: Arguments? Opinions?
Julius, maybe you want to make your case, I didn't want to risk representing a distorted position.