I seem to remember these guys also peppered their code examples with one letter variable names and avoided checking array bounds like the plague. Almost every string handling example had a potential buffer overflow in it. Should we keep these practices too because K&R popularized them? Are K&R that infallible?
Anyway, here you go, directly from the book:
"The position of braces is less important (than indentation is), although people hold passionate beliefs. We have chosen one of several popular styles. Pick a style that suits you, then use it consistently." -- The C Programming Language, page 10.
Thanks K&R for your permission! BSD style it is!