I've asked a question: PHP performance: if vs. assignment
No matter if the question is bad, someone keeps down voting answers w/o leaving a comment to explain why. It seems to be just someone with a "bee in their bonnet" or running some other kind of scheme. I seem to remember people schooling the system in the past. I wondered if this is one of those cases. So I thought maybe someone can take a look at it.
Is this the correct way to handle such cases?