today I found another piece of code, that does get extra points for style, but perhaps some deducted for readability:

switch (a_boolean) {
  case true:
    // do something
    break;
  case false:
    // do something else
    break;
  default:
    break;
}

this is a nice, and so far for me unknown way of describing an if. Is this better for some reason? The only advantage I see is that it is very verbose, saying false and true. However I am unsure which compilers in which language would optimize this differently than an regular if.

What I especially like is the failsafe default statement :-) You never know