Yes, I would write that, and yes, it is essentially Whitesmiths.
I don't much care about perlstyle's recommendation of Larry's wishes unless they can demonstrate a compelling reason for that coding choice. "Because I say so" isn't a compelling reason, even from Larry! That said, as mentioned before, I do follow the herd in terms of my Perl coding style for the compelling reason that consistency in style on PerlMonks sidesteps some of the possible distractions from the real meat of discussions.
Optimising for fewest key strokes only makes sense transmitting to Pluto or beyond