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Short `if'

I can't get the short form of `if' to work, described in the manual as:

       A short form of the alternate `if'.

What am I doing wrong?  I don't need it, I just need the code, manual and
tests to be consistent.

% setopt shortloops 
% if true; print hello
if> ^C
% if true { print hello }          # didn't expect this to work
zsh: parse error near `}'
14:55% if true; { print hello }    # shouldn't be dependent on shortloops(?)
if> ^C

Peter Stephenson <pws@xxxxxxx>                  Software Engineer
CSR Ltd., Unit 300, Science Park, Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0XL, UK                          Tel: +44 (0)1223 392070

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