Why bother with a module when stat is available?
Also because CountZero's example is more legible which makes it more elegant and more maintainable. I have to focus my attention more to read your code, and I would have to consult perldoc -f stat if I had any trouble with remembering what the hell falls at ; which I would. Positional arguments/values are good for computers but my human brain tunes out after two of them.
Maybe this is an extremely reliable module that everyone uses, but how do I know?
Try it and exercise good judgement. Read the numerous five star reviews of it on CPAN ratings. See how often it's been used in answers here by beautiful and talented monkses.