Consolidate Duplicate Conditional Fragments

The same fragment of code is in all branches of a conditional expression.

Move it outside of the expression.

if (isSpecialDeal()) {
  total = price * 0.95;
  send();
}
else {
  total = price * 0.98;
  send();
}

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if (isSpecialDeal())
  total = price * 0.95;
else
  total = price * 0.98;
send();

Additions

Using with try/catch blocks

Paul Haahr rightly took me to task for being far too glib when I talked about consolidating with exceptions. You can only pull repeated code into a final block if all non-fatal exceptions are caught. This is because the finally block is executed after any exception, including those that don't have a catch clause. (Of course you may prefer that to happen, but that's not a semantics preserving change.)