in reply to Re^2: Calculating/adding byte counts of array elements
in thread Calculating/adding byte counts of array elements
Initializing $count as a numeric string with a bunch of leading zeros will see the leading zeros vanish after the first numeric operation 'numifies' the scalar — even if it's an operation with zero!
So do not numify it but use Perl's little quirks to do the trick:
perl -wMstrict -le 'my $count = "00000000";
++$count for 1 .. 42;
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