Look at perlref
. GLOBs are Handles in general, so read
them in array context with brackets like I did.
I have never tried
to derefence general GLOBs with a '*', aren't they just
symbolics like perlref tells us?:
Symbolic references are names of variables or other objects, just as a symbolic link in a Unix filesystem contains merely the name of a file. The *glob notation is a kind of symbolic reference. (Symbolic references are sometimes called "soft references", but please don't call them that; references are confusing enough without useless synonyms.)