I did a trial run following the current pgindent README procedure, and
noticed that the perltidy step left me with a pile of '.bak' files
littering the entire tree.  This seems like a pretty bad idea because
a naive "git add ." would have committed them.  It's evidently because
src/tools/pgindent/perltidyrc includes --backup-and-modify-in-place.
Is there a good reason for that, and if so what is it?

Also, is there a reason why the perltidy invocation command hasn't
been packaged into a shell script, rather than expecting the committer
to copy-and-paste a rather large string?

                        regards, tom lane

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