Originally Posted by Potato Uno
It is called "old syntax". It is the one they don't change anymore.
Useful if you have projects with over 10k lines of code and you don't want to mass-edit them all because a keyword has been removed.
Also I don't like things stuffed into one line. It spreads the wrong notion that less lines -> faster.
You will enjoy this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obfusc...al_obfuscation
PartialCloning: If your question was actually if the stock includes already have an abs function for ints: I haven't found any.