Unless, of course, you're on a Mac (where the directory separator is ':'), or some other operating system with a
different directory separator. :)
If you're really worried about the directory separator, do this:
open BLARG, "$dir_name$dir_separator$file_name";
I can't really explain why, but sticking directory separators in a file name makes me cringe. I guess it's because the separator is not a part of the file name.
There, I guess I did explain why.
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