Platform specific operations on file and directory paths
Objects of this class are not used directly but as a sub-class specific to the platform perl is running on via the
$*SPEC variable which will contain an object of the appropriate type.
IO::Spec::* classes provide low-level path operations. Unless you're creating your own high-level path manipulation routines, you don't need to use
NOTE2: no special validation is done by these classes (e.g. check whether path contains a null character). It is the job of higher-level classes, like
IO::Path, to do that.