I believe you misunderstand what “design flaw” means. The necessity to choose between "LOVELY" and "CUTE" inside a single function in the aforementioned example is already a problem.
One cannot overcome a poor design issues just re-writing this single function in a weird way.
Can you provide an example of a good solution please!
Can you state the problem to be solved in the first place? There is no silver bullet, nor a pill. I just stated that every single problem might be better solved without ifs.
Actually I didn’t misunderstand. I was really just having a little coding fun at your expense because I disagree with your statement. Personally, I believe that anyone that states something along the lines of “never do xyz no matter the circumstance” (not your exact words, I know) has a flawed approach to design and development. Decision/branching is a normal part of what we do. Whether you use an if statement or some other form becomes trivial in the grand scheme. I agree that it is not always the best way but equally disagree that it is always wrong.
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