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Jose Sobrinho sends us a great abuses of IF statements all the way from Brazil. The best of his "pearls" is a real mind-bender:

If MyValue = 0
      &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
  Else
      If MyValue = 1
          &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
      Else
          If MyValue = 2
              &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
          Else
              If MyValue = 3
                  &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
              Else
                  If MyValue = 4
                      &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
                  Else
                      If MyValue = 5
                          &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
                      Else
                          If MyValue = 6
                              &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
                          Else
                              If MyValue = 7
                                  &MyValueDes = MyValueDes
                              Endif
                          Endif
                      Endif
                  Endif
              Endif
          Endif
      Endif
  Endif

Why did the programmer use so many IF statements? One could easily use a single IF statement for controlling setting the variable, like this:

If MyValue >= 0 and MyValue <= 7 Then &MyValueDes = MyValueDes

If MyValue allows for non-integer values, then you'd add one more condition to make sure the current value is an integer... This programmer preferred to use gratuitous indent patterns, maybe they wanted to scroll down in the code and pretend they were playing Pitfall.