This question has been reopened since you asked this meta question but should be closed.
Parkinson's law of triviality is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957
argument that members of an organisation give disproportionate weight
to trivial issues. He observed that a committee whose job was to
approve the plans for a nuclear power plant spent the majority of its
time on discussions about relatively minor but easy-to-grasp issues,
such as what materials to use for the staff bike-shed, while
neglecting the proposed design of the plant itself, which is far more
important but also a far more difficult and complex task.
The question is focusing on trivial aspects of software development. Sure, when developing a nuclear power plant it is worth allocating five minutes to discuss the bikeshed. But when the bikeshed discussion dominates more important tasks, it has gone too far. That is exactly what this question is doing. The question of curly braces for a single line has already been beaten to death on this site:
It took me more time to copy and paste the links than it did to search and find those questions. While they do not ask the exact same thing, they provide the same value. And they are already asked and answered.
Why do we need to keep beating a dead horse on a bikeshed issue?
Furthermore, the question is also off-topic. The title of revision 2, the most recent revision before anyone except the author edited the question:
Has anyone published a challenge to Uncle Bob on his love of removing "useless braces"?
From the current version of the question body:
I'm wondering if that is supposed to validate removing the braces. I'm
already familure with the best practice. Can anyone challenge Uncle
Bob on this point? Has Uncle Bob defended the idea?
This is a resource request, no matter how much hot sauce you put on it to hide the fact. The core of the question is this, my paraphrasing:
Can anyone point me to a resource where someone provided a rebuttal to the specific argument Uncle Bob is making?
In summary, the question should be closed for one of the following:
- Resource request, because it is asking for someone else's rebuttal.
- If edited not to be a resource request and to ask about the braces issue on its own merits, it would be a duplicate of one of several questions already asked on this site.
- If somehow it were not a duplicate, it is a "primarily opinion-based" bikeshed question.
I see no reason why this question should not be closed.