I may date myself and/or expose some naivety about general good programming practice, but I have been under the impression that multiple exit points from a function or method is bad practice. In my opinion, it is bad practice because there is more code to check in the event that the function or method has a signature change and returns a different type. You need to check all return statements and verify that all return values are cast or declared to be the proper type. On the other hand, when writing the method / function, it can be more work to structure the code to return different values under different conditions.
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