Is my question not appropriate for perlmonks?
Your question is very appropriate for PerlMonks - the way I interpreted karlgoethebier's point was "don't worry too much about things that are too difficult to change" ;-) Although I do think it's worth it to investigate a bit how difficult it is to change this behavior. Personally I agree with LanX, I tend to format my own code by hand or via the editor's built-in tools and to leave perltidy for cleaning up code I get from elsewhere. But if you want to run perltidy on everything that's fine too, although AFAIK not every bit of its behavior is configurable.
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