When representing numeric literal values, Perl has a simple rule: integers that are prefixed with one or more leading zeroes are interpreted as octal, and integers with no leading zero are interpreted as decimal.
While simple, this rule is not known among many developers and is not obvious to those unaware of it. Consequently, do not prefix an integer with leading zeros. If it is to be interpreted as octal, use the
oct() function, which clearly indicates the number to be treated as octal.
Illegal octal digit.*
|[Conway 2005]||"Leading Zeroes," p. 58|
|[CPAN]||Elliot Shank, Perl-Critic-1.116 ValuesAndExpressions::ProhibitLeadingZeros|